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Legal Writing Reminders

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Brief Writing: Tell Compelling and Simple Stories to Improve Your Facts Section

In the return of his Legal Writing Reminders column, Josh Taylor explores how to improve your brief's facts section to tell a terrific story.

Josh Taylor - August 5, 2020

Legal Writing and Music: It’s Called Composition for a Reason

Did you know that many of our most cherished musical composers studied law? Josh Taylor explores the similarities in musical composition and legal writing.

Josh Taylor - October 14, 2019

Name Plaintiffs or Other Parties Precisely

The words you use to identify a plaintiff may color the reader's view. Don't miss an opportunity to legitimately tip the scales in one direction.

Josh Taylor - August 27, 2019

Walking the Line: Persuasive Legal Writing Tactics and Professional Tone

Here are my favorite tips for persuasive legal writing that does not cross the line into unprofessional conclusory argumentativeness.

Josh Taylor - July 25, 2019

Commonly Interchanged in Parlance and Commonly Confused in Writing

Our legal writing skills series continues with some commonly interchanged words that have acquired common (mis)usage in our writing.

Josh Taylor - June 20, 2019

Using Colons and Semicolons in Memos and Briefs

Our legal writing skills series continues with a couple of punctuation marks that often trip up lawyers.

Josh Taylor - May 15, 2019

Honing Legal Writing Skills: Passive Voice and Parentheticals

The first post in our new series with rules, optional techniques and simple suggestions to remind you that strong writing makes you a better lawyer.

Josh Taylor - April 9, 2019