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Legal Writing and Publishing

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
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Case Resolution Vocabulary

Be sure you use the correct ADR terms with clients, judges and opponents to avoid misunderstandings.

Theda C. Snyder - July 10, 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
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Use Find and Replace to Improve Your Writing

Take advantage of Find and Replace as part of the last once-over for that important letter, contract or brief.

Theda C. Snyder - April 16, 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
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To Jargon or Not to Jargon

Using jargon can alienate outsiders, including judges. But is there ever a good reason to use it?

Theda C. Snyder - April 3, 2019
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Litigation Terms Parties Get Wrong: ‘We’ll Go to Court to Settle This!’

Parties frequently use terms incorrectly, and that leads to miscommunication.

Theda C. Snyder - March 4, 2019
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‘Coequal’: Is That a Word?

The bottom line is that “coequal” means “equal.”

Theda C. Snyder - February 12, 2019

Is Google Better Than a Dictionary?

"Get to the Point!" is a huge fan of working the heck out of your dictionary to improve your writing. But is Google better?

Theda C. Snyder - December 10, 2018