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Avoid Clichés? As If!

By | Aug.07.14 | 2 Comments

Teddy Snyder’s post of August 7, 2014 was published with the editorial addition of language Teddy would not have used. We regret the oversight and provide the corrected post here[...]

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Even Judges Appreciate Shorter Briefs

By | Jul.08.14 | 1 Comment

Some perfectly good words lose all their meaning through misuse or overuse. “Verbiage” is one of them. The primary entry in my dictionary defines verbiage as: “More words tha[...]

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Lawyers: Why Tweet?

By | Jun.19.14 | 2 Comments

Previous Attorney at Work posts have discussed how to use Twitter for maximum effect while assuming you have an interest in it as a marketing tool. But some lawyers say they do not[...]

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Ditch the Pronoun and Just Call Your Darlin’ “Darlin’”

By | May.21.14 | 2 Comments

In her "Get to the Point" columns, Teddy Snyder has led us all to question our writing and speaking habits (and our hot dog acumen). In particular, "Lawyers' Top Three Grammar Goof[...]

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Cure Bad Speech Habits: “It’s, Like, Y’know, Amazing!”

By | Apr.21.14 | 2 Comments

If I hear an awards show red-carpet doyenne say “Your gown is amazing” one more time, I think I will puke on my tray-table. How about “terrific” or “magnificent” or “[...]

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Why a TED Talk Is Like a Chicago Hot Dog

By | Apr.03.14 | 1 Comment

These days it seems like everybody wants to claim, “I gave a TED talk.” The reason? These talks are famous for being fresh and interesting. TED talks are no longer than 18 minu[...]

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