Learn and stick with the traditional outline format.
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Slides from last week's CLE to the Texas Office of the Attorney General
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Legal stylists disagree on how often lawyers should use footnotes and what they should use them for.
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A central goal of this newsletter is to help you diagnose problems with turgid writing. You should develop a checklist of common problems to watch for…
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Ryan McCarl's book Elegant Legal Writing will be published by the University of California Press in 2023
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Choosing a font is not just a matter of personal preference.
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Lawyers shouldn't start new writing projects with a blank page.
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How lawyers can use Microsoft Word to mark citations and create a Table of Authorities in briefs and motions.
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Use clear, precise language in your legal writing.
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How lawyers can convey their ideas in a clear, logical, and inviting manner.
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Separate the drafting and editing stages.
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Readers instinctively turn away from any text that looks like it will be difficult to slog through.
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