Writing is the core of legal practice, although not the focus of many students after they complete their 1L legal writing course. As a result, there’s a temptation to “brain dump” what you learned in 1L legal writing. The skills you were taught in your first-year writing class really do prepare you for practicing law. Here are some tips you may have forgotten.
Better Legal Writing (On-Demand CLE)
A well-written legal document is one of the most important tools in a lawyer’s arsenal. The goal is to create a clear and concise document that is easily understood. This session will teach five vital tips for improving writing including planning and organizing, being succinct, eliminating legalese, avoiding passive voice, and reading, reviewing, and revising.