A lawyer is always writing as a lawyer, whether in a filing with the court or in an email to a colleague. The speed of electronic communication makes it tempting to forgo the conventions of good writing, but it's a risk with little reward.
Reading cases is a skill that gets better with practice, and it is a big step in the direction of "thinking like a lawyer."
Investing a lot of time into article selection will pay off tenfold during the research and writing process. So where to get started?
It is hard enough to find the right joke for a particular occasion. It is almost impossible to find one that is appropriate for a courtroom.
Brevity is the pinnacle of good writing, which means it takes a lot more time and effort than slapping together endless pages of marginally sensible garbage.
Writing a bad brief can cost you. Hint: Avoid the Mike Tyson quotes
Advice to a young lawyer in verse
Publishing a law journal article while you are still in law school.
Brevity is one of the cornerstones of good writing (including good legal writing, although not every lawyer takes heed).
One blogger decides to pursue her passion during the arduous job search: http://skerrettlegal.com/
Does your writing style differ depending on whether you are writing an email or a letter? A blog post or a brief? A less formal tone may be appropriate for some forms of communication, but that does not mean that the rules of spelling and grammar don’t apply online. For better or worse, some people will ...
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