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The $4.85 Million Comma

Get to the Point! | Avoid costly litigation with better drafting. Put the modifier first!

Theda C. Snyder - February 19, 2024
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Is AI Your New Thesaurus?

Get to the Point! | When you want to vary your vocabulary, generative AI can help (to a point).

Theda C. Snyder - January 18, 2024
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Innumeracy Strikes Again — and Again

Teddy Snyder | Communicating ignorance does not make you sound smart or powerful.

Theda C. Snyder - January 9, 2024
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The Articulated Pause: You Don’t Have to Make Noise While You Think

Teddy Snyder | It turns out there’s a name for filler words such as like, you know, well, umm, and OK.

Theda C. Snyder - December 7, 2023
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Can Lawyers Be Consistently Authentic?

Teddy Snyder | Regardless of whom you represent, when you act in accordance with your oath, you are being an authentic lawyer.

Theda C. Snyder - November 7, 2023
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Ditch the Zombie Nouns Starting This Halloween

Get to the Point! | Lawyers are notorious for adding suffix upon suffix to kill off perfectly serviceable action verbs to replace them with monsters: zombie nouns.

Theda C. Snyder - October 26, 2023
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The Practical Meaning of the Term ‘Law Practice’

Teddy Snyder | Getting teased about “practicing until you get it right” can feel like an insult. So why is it called a law practice anyway?

Theda C. Snyder - October 10, 2023
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Quiz: Anything Wrong With These Sentences?

Teddy Snyder | Let's test your attorney grammar skills with a communication quiz! Figure out if these sentences are fine or if you can make them better.

Theda C. Snyder - September 26, 2023
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Use Playtime to Improve Your Communication Skills: The Value of Smartphone Word Games

Teddy Snyder | A few smartphone word games to help expand your vocabulary.

Theda C. Snyder - August 15, 2023
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Getting Your Adjectives in Proper Order (John Bercow Would Be Happy)

Teddy Snyder | Mixing up your adjectives can raise eyebrows at best or muddle your message at worst.

Theda C. Snyder - July 12, 2023
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