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Motions to compel play an important role in civil litigation. To effectively handle motions to compel, think tactically and keep it simple.
Does your spell- and grammar-checker proof your writing and make your usage decisions? Some common usage errors should make you think twice.
Matthew Butterick's Typography for Lawyers is a book about legal typography that every person serious about good legal writing should own.
Don't fear the em dash—it can add energy and much needed variety to your prose.
It's a popular myth that "words of precision" make contracts more precise. This is the first of a two-part series devoted to debunking that myth.
Old superstitions die hard. Yes, you can begin sentences with And and But
To convey big ideas in your legal writing, use short, familiar Anglo–Saxon words.
To write efficiently, uncover buried verbs and cut useless prepositions. Clients appreciate efficiency and the courtesy that comes with it.
Contractions don't deserve the label of uneducated vulgarisms. So why do judges and lawyers avoid them in their legal writing?