October 27, 2017 practice points

Your Written Work: Capturing the Judge’s Attention

By Hon. Mark A. Drummond


I know how to lose weight. I would do research the old-fashioned way. I’d grab a file that needs some legal research. I’d then go to an old law library with only books in it—no online research allowed. I would start with a statute or a case and see where that leads me.

Now, if I physically conducted legal research as I do now online I would be jumping up every few minutes like a jackrabbit running from one bookshelf to the next. I would burn a lot of calories.

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