Writing high quality legal briefs is a crucial part of any litigator’s trade. Whether you have support staff doing your research and typing, or are a solo attorney doing everything yourself, you need to know how to make your legal brief work for your client. In this third of a 4-part blog series, we’ll discuss […]
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Writing high quality legal briefs is a crucial part of any litigator’s trade. Whether you have support staff doing your research and typing, or are a solo attorney doing everything yourself, you need to know how to make your legal brief work for your client. In this second of a 4-part blog series, we’ll discuss […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Busy litigators love forms. We have templates for everything from initial appearances to final orders. But maybe all those forms are interfering with our ability to represent our clients, at least when it comes to motion advocacy.
When you are crafting a complicated legal argument, the line spacing on your brief probably isn’t at the top of your list. But ignoring the court rules about brief formatting could become an expensive mistake.
There’s only so many hours in a day. If you are a busy lawyer, you could be juggling a number of priorities every day. And you never know when a client crisis could push you past your deadline and over the edge.
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.
Since the Michigan Court Rules changed in 2016, local lawyers have been on pins and needles about using unpublished cases. Some even wonder if it is legal to use them anymore. So let’s cut through the fear and look at the court rule.