Slides from last week's CLE to the Texas Office of the Attorney General
Ryan McCarl discusses legal writing on the California Appellate Law Podcast.
Lawyers shouldn't start new writing projects with a blank page.
How lawyers can use Microsoft Word to mark citations and create a Table of Authorities in briefs and motions.
Writing comes easiest when you are fully absorbed in the work.
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…
Lawyers should write with their audience in mind.
Legal stylists disagree on how often lawyers should use footnotes and what they should use them for.
When citing precedents, you often need to provide some factual context to assure the reader that they apply.
Referring to judges correctly and deferentially is a nonnegotiable requirement of strong legal writing.
Your prose should be understated and focused on effective persuasion.
Think twice the next time you consider writing that something is "crystal clear."