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Amend

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo alter or change by adding, subtracting, or substituting. One can amend a statute, a contract, or a written pleading filed in a law suit. The change is usually called an amendment.

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American Law Perspective

American Law Perspective

From Wex, everyone's resource for law learning

What does it mean?

By "American law perspective", we mean that Wex is grounded in American law and that, ideally, each discussion would begin in the...

Categorizing

what are the categories?

Wex currently employs two systems for categorizing entries:

Genre-based categories classify entries as any or all of definitions, overviews, or backgrounders. All Wex documents should be assigned to one of the above...

Editorial Contributions

HOW TO GET STARTED AS AN AUTHORDrop us a note with a summary of your interests and qualifications here: join-wex ## liicornell.orgAssuming all is well, we'll send you our Wex Authoring Guide. We'll next work with you to identify an initial article for...

FAQ

What is Wex? WEX is a collaboratively-edited legal dictionary and encyclopedia. It is intended for a broad audience of people, ranging from lawyers to law students to people who have no experience with the law! No doubt purists will be quick to point...

Getting Started as an Author

For the time being, the ability to make and edit contributions is loosely limited to a pool of invited author/editors, which you may join (mailto:join-wex@liicornell.org)].

Starting out as a Wex author involves making choices about what to write...

Help-contents

Help:Contents

Help is available on the following topics:

Help:Searching provides help with finding things in Wex; Help:Editing includes general help with editing mechanics as well as Wex and law-specific things; -->Getting started as an author...

Help-editing

Various types of editing help are available:

General editing mechanicsHelp with starting a new articleLaw-specific editing and linkingLinking to legal resources in WexCategorizing in WexEditorial policy for WexHelp:StyleAmerican law perspectiveSome...

Help-style

This is a series of stylistic tips:

Make lots of links. If you mention a term in your article that you think needs explanation, do two things. First, run a search to see if anyone's done an article on it that you can link to. Second, if no such...

Linking to legal resources

We've made it easy to link Wex articles to a rich collection of legal resources outside of Wex itself. Here are instructions for a number of commonly-used outside collections and resources. If you know of other, stable collections of legal information...

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