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Writing Tips from Gary Kinder

Words Matter: Writing the First Three Sentences

By | Aug.05.14 | 1 Comment

Lawyer, writer and writing instructor Gary Kinder wants lawyers to get to the point quickly in their communications with clients. “Too often lawyers write a letter to the clien[...]

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Writing Tips from Gary Kinder

Words Matter: Ways to Unmuddle Your Prose

By | Jul.17.14 | 5 Comments

In their written communications, lawyers need to use the right words and the right number of words in the right way. If you circumvent your content, malign your meaning, dangle you[...]

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Your career is your job, Part Three

Nurture Your Network for Success

By | Dec.05.12 | 3 Comments

For this three-part feature, Steven Taylor interviewed Scott Westfahl about the approach his firm, Goodwin Procter, recommends to new associates when it comes to building a succes[...]

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Your career is your job, Part 2

Develop Your Professional Skills

By | Nov.29.12 | 3 Comments

In this three-part feature, Steven Taylor interviews Scott Westfahl about the approach Goodwin Procter recommends to new associates when it comes to building a successful career[...]

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Your Career is Your Job

Advice Every First-Year Should Know and Apply

By | Nov.19.12 | 5 Comments

In this three-part feature, Steven Taylor interviews Scott Westfahl about the approach Goodwin Procter recommends to new associates when it comes to building a successful career[...]

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Get to the Point

Cliches Don’t Cut the Mustard

By | Nov.06.12 | 4 Comments

Lawyers, it turns out, are not so special. They have just as much difficulty writing and speaking well in their native tongue as the next person. Poor grammar. Jargon. Weird synta[...]

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