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Legal Writing: Five-Step Checklist for Better Editing and Proofreading

The difference between good and bad legal writing is that good legal writing clearly conveys its message. If written work is sloppy, disorganized, or muddled then it fails because readers have limited working memory to consume and digest complex information. The more stumbling blocks in your writing, the less likely readers are to fully understand […]

Legal Writing Tip: Use Block Quotations Effectively

I don’t know about you, but when I come across a block quotation — in a memo, a brief, or in passing on the street — my eyelids get heavy and my head droops. Wake me up when it’s over. Most readers have the same reaction. So what’s a legal writer to do? You can […]

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Top 10 Legal Writing Blogs

As content continues to explode across the web, writing sites have sprung up to help writers write well. Offerings range from grammar tips to humorous ancedotes. Many are useful, while others join the scrap heap of no-longer-updated (or read) sites. While fine sites for writers abound – like Grammar Girl, Copyblogger, and Daily Writing Tips […]