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Not Paying Attention When We Told Lawyers to Be Concise?

Get to the Point | Consider tight word count limits as a challenge to your writing prowess.

Theda C. Snyder - June 6, 2024
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Grammar Quiz: What’s Wrong With These Sentences?

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

Theda C. Snyder - May 15, 2024
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Does ‘Full Stop’ Signal You Are Stopping Yourself or Others?

Get to the Point! | If it doesn't mean you are stopping, what the heck does full stop mean?

Theda C. Snyder - April 9, 2024
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It’s National Grammar Day! 3 Ways to Celebrate

Teddy Snyder | Lawyers' top three grammar goof-ups? Sufferin' suffixes, in honor of National Grammar Day, here are the top 10 posts from "Get to the Point!"

Theda C. Snyder - March 3, 2024
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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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