Writing Deskbook for Administrative Judges

An Introduction

Michael H. Frost and Paul A. Bateman
eISBN-13: 9781531011994

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Writing Deskbook for Administrative Judges: An Introduction provides administrative judges (and their supervisors) with general guidelines for insuring that administrative decisions are of uniformly high quality and clarity. In explaining how to make decisions more readable, this book is unique in its focus on those parts of the decision that are most critical to the litigants and to reviewing courts.

Designed as a practical guide to the decision writing process, the deskbook provides advice, guidelines and checklists for busy administrative law judges. In a few short chapters, the book:

Analyzes the rhetorical influences that affect the writing of decisions
Identifies ways to improve the readability of administrative decisions
Suggests organizational strategies for writing Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Suggests techniques for improving the organization and clarity of the decision
Explains how document design improves readability
Recommends time-saving and quality control strategies
Each chapter includes easy-to-follow illustrations and examples, most of which are taken from actual decisions.

Sold By Carolina Academic Press
ISBNs 1531011993, 9781531011994, 1594606668, 9781594606663
Publish Year 2010
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Website www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781594606663/Writing-Deskbook-for-Administrative-Judges#