Legal Writing

subjunctive mood and conditional phrasing
How to Master the Subjunctive and Conditional for Precise Legal Writing

Ivy Grey | Two powerful grammatical tools help lawyers write about hypotheticals with precision and clarity.

Ivy Grey - July 16, 2024
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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: New Documentary Reminds Us to Avoid Potentially Offensive Phrases

Get to the Point | Unwittingly using upsetting or offensive phrases is no way to persuade your audience.

Theda C. Snyder - July 8, 2024
These 5 Phrases Make You Sound Out of Touch

Words that may seem harmless can sow dissonance and create tension. Here are some alternatives.

Joan Feldman - June 14, 2024
word count for lawyers
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
Writing the table of authorities
Editing, Citations and the Table of Authorities: Keys to Persuasive Legal Writing

Ivy Grey | Effective legal writing combines articulate argumentation, authoritative citation, and proficient use of tools like the Table of Authorities.

Ivy Grey - May 23, 2024
grammar quiz
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
what does full stop mean
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
national grammar day
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
put the modifier first
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
Is AI your new thesaurus
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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