Have you ever read a motion and wondered what’s left for the brief? Or waded through a brief only to find a compelling argument buried at the end? Everyone has read a bad brief, But how can you keep from writing one? It all starts with structure.
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Whether you win or lose a case can often hinge on a single brief, so you want everything to be perfect. But what if you don’t have another lawyer available to look everything over? You can’t edit your own writing, can you? Yes. You can.
Congratulations! You have taken the time to identify some top keywords and are using them in your business’s web content. Unfortunately, keywords are only Step 1 to understanding high quality SEO. Step 2 is all about going further into natural language.
Everyone knows that content is king. Writing high-quality webpages and blog posts is the key to increased web traffic and closed business. But what about the space between the words? Could your use of white space actually help support your content?
Remember scouring your law school essays and law review articles to make sure every name was italicized? Recall the hours spent pouring over your Bluebook citation manual trying to figure out how to quote that pesky online journal? If those were fond memories, I have good news: the Bluebook has released its 20th edition with […]
Over the last couple of weeks, a news storm has swept up my local court. As friends, neighbors, and Facebook followers engaged in the debate, I had a decision to make: stay professional or make comments about a judge whom I appear in front of regularly.
If you are like most bloggers I know, you try to write your blogs well the first time so you won’t need to spend a lot of time going over it again to edit it. But if you hurry too much, you could leave your readers in the mud.
Last week, I got the chance to participate in a writer’s retreat on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan. The retreat taught me a couple of things: (1) Not all seminars need to resemble studying for the bar; and (2) Literary writers are as susceptible to group think as the rest of us.
There. I said it. Lawyers shouldn’t blog every day. This may go against conventional wisdom for building better SEO rankings, but in reality, most lawyers who try to blog every day will not help their reputations very much.
If you have ever gotten a telemarketing call from an SEO company (and let’s face it who hasn’t?), then you know that keywords make or break your visibility on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. But how do you choose the right ones? And how do you use them once you do?