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Know ifs, ands, or buts?

According to the Massachusetts Bar Association, “among the most challenging skills for a new lawyer is the art of contract drafting and persuasive writing.”

Are you a grammarian bar none? Are you a master of the contract language universe?

Contact us with your own tried and true rules on legal writing and we’ll give you a forum to reach hundreds of young lawyers who’ll benefit from your help!


Know ifs, ands, or buts?

According to the Massachusetts Bar Association, “Among the most challenging skills for a new lawyer is the art of contract drafting and persuasive wrtiting.” Are you a grammarian bar none? Are you a master of the contract language universe? Contact us with your own tried and true rules on legal writing and we’ll give you a forum to reach hundreds of young lawyers who’ll benefit from your help!


Know ifs, ands, or buts?

According to the Massachusetts Bar Association, “Among the most challenging skills for a new lawyer is the art of contract drafting and persuasive writing.” Are you a grammarian bar none? Are you a master of the contract language universe? Contact us with your own tried and true rules on legal writing and we’ll give you a forum to reach hundreds of young lawyers who’ll benefit from your help!

For now, two essays by Lowering the Bar blogger Kevin Underhill: “If Great Literary Works Had Been Written by Lawyers (Part 1 and Part 2)”. While not exactly “brand new” (they were first published in 1999 and 2000), age doesn’t matter when you’re a classic.


Know ifs, ands, or buts?

According to the Massachusetts Bar Association, “Among the most challenging skills for a new lawyer is the art of contract drafting and persuasive wrtiting.” Are you a grammarian bar none? Are you a master of the contract language universe? Contact us with your own tried and true rules on legal writing and we’ll give you a forum to reach hundreds of young lawyers who’ll benefit from your help!

For now, and with props to Napoleon Bonaparte who famously said that “Every French soldier carries a marshal’s baton in his knapsack,” blogger Alex Craigie offers a hyperbaton (i.e. an anastrophe) for your legal toolkit as part of his “Four Rhetorical Figures That Will Enliven Your Legal Writing.”

While Cragie might not make you a Learned Hand, his learned hand offers some nice examples to help “elevate good writing into great writing.”


Know ifs, ands, or buts?

According to the Massachusetts Bar Association, “Among the most challenging skills to master for new lawyers is the art of contract drafting and persuasive writing.” Are you a grammarian bar none? Are you a master of contract language? Contact us with your own tried and true rules on legal writing and we’ll give you a forum to reach hundreds of young lawyers who will benefit from your help!


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