Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice.
New lawyers, I hope this tip will follow you well for your whole career. Begin doing this now and do it every time, to the point where it becomes a habit. It will both help your practice and protect you in the event of a malpractice claim. …
Research & Writing
Keep Your Cultural References Current and Universal
This is intended mostly for the baby-boomers out there. If you’re writing a client piece, it’s often tempting to jazz things up with a reference to sports, popular music, TV or movies. This can be effective, both in conveying an image and in making the writer look human (which isn’t always easy in legal writing). There are some pitfalls, however. …