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Oregon Real Estate Deskbook Wins Award

OSB Legal Publications has once again been recognized for our commitment to publishing quality legal resources. We received an award for a book we released in 2015. The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has selected Oregon Real Estate Deskbook as the … Continue reading

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Damages (2016 Revision): Later, but Better

by Dean Land, Legal Publications Attorney Editor During our editing process here in the OSB Legal Publications Department, it’s not uncommon for the Oregon appellate courts to issue an opinion that affects the book that we’re working on. Sometimes, the … Continue reading

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Grammar Can Be Funny, But Not All Grammarians Are

By Linda Kruschke, Director of Legal Publications This book review was originally written for the ACLEA (Association for Continuing Legal Education) newsletter called In the Loop. We are sharing it here today in celebration of National Grammar Day. _________________ If … Continue reading

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Editorial Sloth, Lists, Etc.

By Yasha Renner, Attorney Editor It was a Friday, almost lunch time, and I was nearing the end of a chapter I was editing for the 2016 revision of Damages. I couldn’t figure out why the chapter’s author decided to … Continue reading

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OSB Looking for an Attorney Editor

Are you passionate about the Oxford comma? Are you a stickler for correct citation format? Can you clearly distinguish the holding of a case from mere dicta? Do you wince when you see that sign in the grocery store that … Continue reading

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Grammatical Mistake Leads to Animal Neglect

By Dean Land, Legal Publications Attorney Editor By my own unscientific methods, I’ve determined that “comprise” is the most misused verb in the English language. That kind of pervasive grammatical error has serious ramifications for an editor like me. When … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? Probably not.

by Ian Pisarcik, Legal Publications Attorney Editor The writer David Foster Wallace was so fond of words that he used to lie awake for hours reading the dictionary and circling the ones he liked best: Maugre, Tarantism, Ruck, Sciolism, Primipara. … Continue reading

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The Remaking of the Oregon Real Estate Deskbook

The editorial board for the upcoming Oregon Real Estate Deskbook has reorganized the five current real estate series books, combining chapters that covered the same topics and planning the addition of new chapters to touch on topics not addressed before.  … Continue reading

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Calling All Poets!

Does this describe you? You love to practice law and are thankful you chose this profession, but it doesn’t allow you to express your creative side. You know, that side of you that law school tried to obliterate (without complete … Continue reading

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Taking a Look at the Dreaded Bluebook: Part Two

By Ian Pisarcik, Legal Publications Attorney Editor For part two of our look at some of the more commonly ignored or misinterpreted rules found in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, I want to address Internet citations. Perhaps more … Continue reading

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