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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...

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...

The Right Tone – Anathema to Legalese

Legal writing is quite a tricky thing to master.  In particular, as I've written before, young lawyers can face a lot of challenges making...

Legalese – Celebrating the Incomprehensible

Yep I wanted a theme this week - and legalese is it!  Welcome to our week dedicated to all things incomprehensible in the law....

Assignment to Advice – 5 Tricks to help Transition from Student to Lawyer

One of the things that many recently employed graduates and newly admitted lawyers struggle with is their legal writing style. In my view there are...

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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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