Indexing Legal Materials
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Documents dealing with the law require special treatment. Practitioners such as barristers and solicitors often need both rapid and accurate access to specific subjects within primary legislation, whilst for the lay person unhindered access to popular subjects in legal commentaries is more important.
This book describes how a good index is key to understanding the law. A good index is one in which the qualities of consistency, clarity and organization are paramount. Creating a good index to legal materials requires a rigorous approach and attention to many special features of legal writing.
Indexing legal materials introduces the reader to the peculiarities of legal documents and describes how to compile a good index, from selecting subjects to deciding how to treat phrasal terms which have entered common use in legal circles.
Law librarians and indexers alike will find this book both useful and fascinating.