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If I Were a Lawyer: Tense in Legal Writing

New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 74, p. 64, November/December 2002

3 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2008 Last revised: 19 May 2009

Gerald Lebovits

Columbia University - Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York University School of Law

Abstract

This article discusses the use of tense in legal writing.

Keywords: legal writing, tense, pasr, present, future, conditional, subjonctive, pluperfect

Suggested Citation

Lebovits, Gerald, If I Were a Lawyer: Tense in Legal Writing. New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 74, p. 64, November/December 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1301634

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Columbia University - Law School ( email )

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Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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New York University School of Law ( email )

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