Balancing Law and Advocacy in Your Legal Briefs

Sometimes the law works with you. Other times, your client’s interests require a little more creativity. No matter what practice area you specialize in, your trial briefs and motions for summary disposition need to be both useful and compelling to your judge to win your case. So how do you balance law and advocacy in your legal briefs? Continue reading

When Emotion Can Get in the Way of Writing

Emotional conflict is a natural part of the law. Whether you are blogging about a controversial legal issue or responding to a pleading or email from an opposing counsel, you may find yourself wrapped up in an emotional response. But that emotion can get in the way of your writing, and in resolving your issues. Continue reading

Tips for Writing High Readability Posts

A blog post is only as useful as it is readable. If you want your blog to drive paying clients to your law firm or small business, you need to be certain it gives readers value. That means they need to be able to read it without getting lost. But you work in a technical field. How can you, the trained professional, cut through the jargon and write high readability posts? Continue reading

Oxford Comma Decides Court Case in Favor of Workers’ Overtime

The Oxford Comma has become a rallying cry for grammar enthusiasts¬†and has prompted a number of hilarious, if often inappropriate memes. But now the dispute over style and punctuation has gotten serious, deciding the fate of several workers’ claim for overtime pay in Maine. Continue reading

The Flowery Language of the Late Anton Scalia

The passing of Antonin Scalia took America by surprise and has lit up the political landscape. While Scalia’s legal opinions and perspectives were controversial, to say the least, his command of the written word, particularly the scathing dissent, will be an important part of his legacy. Continue reading