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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I have recently had the opportunity to experiment with several different lengths of written works – from long-form book, to op-ed, to blog post, and the hyper-short back cover blurb. What I have learned from it is this: writing outside your depth (or length) can make you better at what you do.
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?
You never want to bore your reader. And you certainly don’t want to waste words. But is it possible you have gone too far the other way? What if your blog posts are actually too short?
No one likes it when you click on an article, only to discover the title does not match the content. If you are like many readers, you may find yourself wondering why you even clicked on some links. It may be because of a clickbait title. But there are some things you as a blogger […]
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.
Has anyone ever told you that you should write a book? Maybe you have a strong opinion on an aspect of your business, or have a unique way of explaining a difficult concept. An eBook could be a great way to put your thoughts in order and market your expertise at the same time.
If your New Year’s Resolution for 2015 is to build a better web marketing strategy, now is the time to contact Legal Linguist for help with your web content. $50 Off Web Content Legal Linguist can provide quality content for your website and web pages that will drive traffic to your door. During the month […]
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 […]