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Much Ado About Word Usage

Get to the Point | The error that seems increasingly common is “much adieu.” That should be “much ado.”

Theda C. Snyder - September 6, 2022
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Eloquence Makes Every Word Important

Teddy Snyder | Eloquent speakers understand that in every setting, every minute should be informing, perhaps delighting, your audience.

Theda C. Snyder - August 11, 2022
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How to Address an Envelope Like a Pro

To address an envelope, you will need to know the recipient's address, your return address, and how to locate a postage stamp.

Bull Garlington - August 2, 2022
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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 - July 24, 2022
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Leaving Your Firm? Aim for a Joint Notice to Clients

Mark C. Palmer | Q: "I’ve accepted an offer to lateral to another firm. I’ll be continuing in the same practice area and locale, so I hope to keep some of my clients, current and past. While I’ve watched my colleagues make similar moves, I’m ...

Mark C. Palmer - June 30, 2022
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Ethics Reminders for Lawyers Texting Clients

Mark C. Palmer | Q: "Now that I’ve opened the floodgates by giving my cell number to clients, what ethics pitfalls might come from texting clients?"

Mark C. Palmer - June 23, 2022
sound like a winning lawyer

How to Sound Like a Winning Lawyer

Last night while making dinner, I was listening to a political documentary playing in the background. One expert after another chimed in with comments, offered deep thoughts, and gave opinions — all interesting and enlightening.

Nika Kabiri - June 22, 2022
law firm blogs

Four Tips for Writing Legal Blog Posts That People Will Actually Read

Jay Harrington | Let's face it, many legal blog posts are easy to ignore. Here's a structure for writing posts that are simple, skimmable — and readable.

Jay Harrington - June 21, 2022
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Better Presentations: How to Stop ‘Rough-Drafting’ and Learn to Speak with Precision

Do your presentations suffer from "hanging fragmentitis"? When you hear yourself starting sentences over, help yourself bring that sentence to an end by doing three things.

Marsha Hunter - June 18, 2022
Get to the Point

Accent on the Wrong Syll-ah-buhl?

Get to the Point! Don’t you hate it when something comes out of your mouth that makes your listener hesitate or give you a funny look?

Theda C. Snyder - June 14, 2022
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