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501 Words of Excessive Pontification

Let's see how it goes. 501 Words While I was consuming my evening beverage I began to contemplate (as I regularly do) regarding, in particular, the...

Legalese – Everything you Need to Know

If you're going to be a lawyer then at some point you're going to have to come to grips with legalese. Hopefully that's not because...

5 Simple Strategies to Write Legal Letters

Have you ever drafted a letter only to find that your partner or supervisor picks up a series of problems that you wished you had...

7 Communication Techniques for Writing a Great Letter

Letter writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer can develop, since we are writing letters (or something resembling them) basically every...

4 Ways your Legal Drafting Sucks

One of the things people can't stand about lawyers is the way we communicate.  In particular, the way legal writing shapes up is often...

Doing the Two Step

I am a habitual reader of Mitch Jackson's Communication Tips, and recently Mitch posted an article that I thought you might find interesting about...

Recurrent Writing is Really Relevant

How much do you write in a day?  What is it that you produce, and how do you go about planning it?  Today I...

Write an Article that isn’t terrible

Very quickly in your legal career you will likely be asked to help write an article for distribution to clients or contacts of the...

How to Catch an Egg without Breaking It

Knowing how to go about approaching your first legal file (or files) with a minimum of risk, especially if your first file is inherited, can be...

Legal Drafting – The Ultimate Guide to Writing like a Lawyer

Why is legal writing so hard?  For anybody who is not a lawyer and doesn't have to do legal drafting, you'll just have to trust...

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Or… We Could Just Fire You Instead

Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

40% Pay Cut, 140% Full Time Load

It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19.

How to Make the Most of Your CLE

Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...

Earning the Right to Speak

When I was a younger lawyer, I tended to speak my mind more often than was appropriate. Thankfully, I had (mostly) patient...
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