Could Your Law Blog Turn You Into a Thought Leader?

The title “thought leader” is the next big trend since “guru”. It means someone others look to in setting trends and inspiring movements. Lawyers across the country are using their law blog as a platform to move them from expert to thought leader. But you have to do it right. Continue reading

Taking Inspiration from Adjacent Industries

Let’s face it, sometimes writing a lawyer blog is tedious, even boring. When you feel like you are stuck in the same patterns, or want to provide your readers with some useful but different information, taking inspiration from adjacent industries may be just the way to do it. Continue reading

Should You Write About Losing?

You spent a week of long nights preparing for trial. You had everything ready — witnesses prepped, exhibits labelled, issues briefed. But at the end of the day, the verdict came in for the other side. Now what happens to that great idea you had about writing a blog post announcing your victory? Should you write about losing? Continue reading

Tone and Profiles: Who Do You Want to Be Online?

As professionals, our reputation and image are important parts of recruiting the kind of clients we want. Find out how the tone of your website and blog, together with your online profile can create an image of who you may, or may not, want to be online. Continue reading

Legal Linguist Joins the PatchWork Collective Coworking Space in Ferndale, Michigan

Writing can be a lonely profession. While some of the best writing happens behind closed doors, some of the best thinking happens collectively. That’s why I am excited to announce that Legal Linguist is joining the PatchWork Collective, a drop-in coworking space in Ferndale, Michigan. Continue reading

Make the Most of Your Contact Page

There’s a lot to think about when you are building a new website. With all the design choices, content to write – and don’t forget about the photography and the stock images – it can be easy to overlook the contact page. Don’t. Instead, use it as a tool to make communications quick and painless for your potential clients. Continue reading

5 Writing Strategies to Beat the Blank Page

The blank page is the bane of all writers. We all struggle to find ways to make the cursor stop being disappointed in us and actually get writing. It is blinking at us, after all. The good news is there are a variety of writing strategies that can get you past writer’s block and on to a complete first draft. The trick is to find the one that works for you. Continue reading