Writing

Learn top tips, tricks, and strategies to improve your writing style and make your writing more persuasive.
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Legal Document Design Factors

Uncover essential aspects of legal document design, from font choice to white space utilization and ethical image selection, enabling clearer and more engaging legal writing.
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Drafting Motions

Learn to craft compelling motions that engage, persuade, and build credibility. From captivating introductions to concise conclusions, master the art of legal persuasion in every argument.

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Leveling Up Your Legal Emails

Learn tips for crafting polished legal emails, focusing on clear subjects, concise summaries, structured content, and attention to detail to boost professional reputation.
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Drafting Excellent Legal Letters

Learn the essentials of drafting clear, professional legal letters with practical tips for lawyers on structure, clarity, and client communication.
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Drafting the Best Legal Memos

Learn to navigate complex legal issues and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, ensuring your memos are both informative and decisive.
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Custom-Fit Legal Writing

Learn practical tips for adapting legal documents to the specific needs and preferences of various audiences, emphasizing the importance of audience analysis and effective communication in legal writing.
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Concrete Nouns

Use concrete nouns in legal writing to enhance clarity, precision, and engagement. Suggest replacing abstract terms with specific, sensory-based nouns for more straightforward prose.
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Citations and Parentheticals Done Right

Master the art of citations and parentheticals in legal writing to boost your credibility and fluency. Learn best practices, common mistakes to avoid, and how to make your citations clear and impactful.
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Descriptors Done Right

Discover the art of effective writing by focusing on nouns and verbs, and learn why excessive descriptors can hinder your prose.

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10 Tips for Perfect Legal Emails

Master the art of writing effective legal emails with these 10 expert tips, ensuring clarity and professionalism in your communication.

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Using Emphasis

Explore how skilled legal writers employ strategic language choices and rhetorical devices to subtly emphasize key points, enhancing clarity and impact without relying on excessive emphasis techniques.
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The Curse of Legal Knowledge

Legal writing doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Leverage your writing to create engaging legal documents that capture your reader’s attention and make your point.
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Consider the Possibilities

Discover the potential of legal writing to drive innovation and transformation with this expert article on the future of legal writing and its evolving role in meeting the changing needs of the legal profession.
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Distilling Your Story’s Takeaways

Choosing the right words is not an easy thing, but it's especially challenging when you're writing about a legal issue. Learn to distill the core ideas of your story into a compelling and clear argument.
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Three Tools for Smarter Structures in Your Legal Writing

Learn how to help your readers move around the text to see what's important and what's not. 
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Narrate the Facts in Your Legal Writing

Learn how to use engaging prompts to make your legal writing more compelling and effective by using the appropriate facts to tell your story.
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Harnessing the Power of Characters in Your Legal Writing

Explore the power and purpose of characters, whether they are fictional or real, in legal writing.
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Legal Writing Principle 1: Tell a Story

Legal writing is about telling stories about the law. To tell a story, you have to understand the story that you are telling.
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Sentences, Sentences, and More Sentences

Learn top tips, tricks, and strategies to improve your writing style and make your writing more persuasive.
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Top Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Legal Writing Project

Improve your legal writing with simple tricks that will help you avoid the most common usage mistakes.
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How to Package Big Ideas into Small Packages

Learn how to distill complex ideas into simple, sentence-length packages. Your readers will thank you.
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Eight Easy Strategies to Write Better Introductions

Learn eight concrete strategies for writing standout introductions that will persuade decision-makers like judges and clients.
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12 Tips for Writing Better Fact Sections in Legal Memos and Briefs 

Discover 12 simple tips from law professor Joe Regalia that can take any legal memo or brief's fact section from good to great.
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How to Build Credibility in Your Legal Writing with the Three Personas

Learn how to build credibility in your legal writing with the three personas: the Expert, the Confidant, and the Smartest Person in the Room.
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The Simple Path to Becoming a Better Legal Writer

Learn how to write better legal documents, from your first draft to final edits with an easy step-by-step guide to becoming better at their craft.
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Two Types of Sentence Variety to Spice Up Your Writing

Learn the best way to improve your writing by varying your sentence structures. Here are two types of sentence variety to help you explore your options.
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The Essential Guide to Using Visuals in Legal Writing 

Learn how to make your legal writing stand out by leveraging visuals like timelines, charts, graphs, flowcharts, and more.
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Naming Day: Two Simple Tricks to Make Key Points Stand Out

Learn how to make important points in your writing memorable with the power of naming.
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Simple Fixes for Confusing Legal Writing 

Learn how to fix those confusing details in your writing to make it cleaner and easier to understand.
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Elegant Variation: Spicing Up Some Lawyerisms 

Improve the effectiveness of your arguments and to improve your wording when writing legal documents.
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Build Better Sentences in Three Easy Steps 

Learn how to write better sentences in just three steps.
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The Pitfalls and Power of the Paragraph

Learn to use paragraphs to their fullest potential and present a single, unified message.
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Drowning Out Your Voice with Quotes 

Quotes are a great way to make a point, highlight an achievement, or celebrate something. A well-chosen quote can help you to catch your readers' attention.
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Headings I Win: Crafting Winning Headings 

Learn how to craft winning headers and quickly improve the effectiveness of your headlines.
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On Your Feet: Simple Strategies for Presenting Like a Pro

Learn how to deliver a persuasive speech, write a compelling brief, or give a formal clearly and effectively.
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Simple Tools to Introduce Your Brief Sections with Style 

Learn how to use the most basic tools to create a strong, powerful brief in a matter of minutes.
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Four Ways to Harness the Power of Words in Your Legal Writing 

Learn how to use the power of words to your advantage in your legal writing.
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Six Steps to Striking the Right Tone in Your Legal Writing 

Tone is a powerful tool in legal writing. Learn how to use it and avoid common mistakes.
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Legal Writing Principle 10: Build Your Processes 

A legal writing process can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it.
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Legal Writing Principle 9: Edit Systematically 

The editing process is an essential part of the production of any writing.
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Legal Writing Principle 8: Know The Audience

This principle will help you improve your writing by understanding your audience better.
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Legal Writing Principle 7: Start Smart

Legal writing is full of complex legal concepts, but you can approach them effectively when you master the basic fundamentals.
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Legal Writing Principle 6: Highlight the Gold

Learn to highlight the information that provides the most value to the reader and conveys the author's strongest arguments.
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Legal Writing Principle 5: Cut Clutter

Learn how to create a well-written legal document must be clear, concise, and free of clutter.
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Legal Writing Principle 4: Write Fluently

Fluency is the easiest way to write effective legal documents. Learn why and how to use it.
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Legal Writing Principle 3: Craft Rules

Crafting rules are how we simplify the world around us and make it easier to see.

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Legal Writing Principle 2: Weave in Themes

Weave in themes into your writing to add and reinforce your main arguments.