Has Your Legal Writing Plateaued?

Wayne Schiess
Legal writing is like any skill or any substantive topic: there’s always more to learn, and there’s always room for improvement.

Legal writing is like any skill or any substantive topic: there’s always more to learn, and there’s always room for improvement.

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Are the legal writing classes you had in law school the last writing training you’ll need for your career?

If you practice bankruptcy law, was a law-school course the last bankruptcy training you’ll need? I know the answer to that because I was a bankruptcy lawyer before I became a legal writing teacher. The answer is no. You’ll need to stay current on bankruptcy law; you’ll need to read the recent cases and keep up with changes in the Bankruptcy Code; you’ll need to keep your knowledge and skills sharp.

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