When you are writing a blog or webpage, it can be easy to fall into your normal, authoritative voice. But when authority turns into legalese, you will lose your readers. Do your webpages reach out to potential clients, or are do you ignore your audience?
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Lawyers and other professionals often take pride in sounding like they know what they are talking about. But is your language turning people away? If you write like you talk in the courtroom or especially in a legal brief, your blog could be too elite for your readers.
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.
Are you sick of readers hanging around, reading post after post and using up your bandwidth? Get rid of those pesky readers quickly by giving them headaches. Headaches will drive your readers away and leave you in peace and quiet. Here are 5 sure fire ways to give your readers headaches today:
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.
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.
Not all of your writing goes to the courts or the web. No matter what your practice area, eventually you will have to write a letter to your client. So take the time to make them effective and add quality to your customer experience.
If you work in a service-based industry like law, one of the things that sets you apart from your competition is you – your personality and demeanor. Make sure that personality shines through in your blog so potential clients get a glimpse of what to expect. One of the best uses of an initial consultation […]
This month the Michigan Supreme Court issued a new set of citation rules called the Michigan Appellate Opinion Manual. These standards apply to judges opinions and to lawyers’ briefs alike. While there aren’t too many changes from the previous standard of legal citation, the manual does have some useful suggestions: Short-Form Citations You only have […]
Lawyers and other highly trained professionals are in danger. They don’t know how talk to their clients, and so in the world of social media they risk losing followers by talking over their heads. So how can you fight the disease of legalese? Here are some tips: Drop the Dictionary Every lawyer has developed an […]