For years I’ve encouraged lawyers to write for publication. I suggest starting with a local bar’s newsletter. Write about the useful know-how you’ve picked up in practice. The same goes for interns, externs, and law clerks. If nothing else, you’ll learn a great deal in preparing nuts-and-bolts pieces; whether you’re addressing the intricacies of removing a case from state to federal court, representing banks in garnishment actions, or protecting a client’s interests in the assignment of patents. After handling countless practical problems for their clients, lawyers and aspiring lawyers can increase their skills by writing about what they know.