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In addition to taking a stand in favor of the "case law" usage, the Guide makes some important recommendations in favor of the active voice, plain language, and more elegant typography.
Maternity wear can be expensive. Recently, I saw a question on a listserve that I definetly related to; as a pregnant lawyer on a budget, how do you dress for court? If you show up in court or otherwise are one of those lawyers who wear a suit, you probably have little tolerance for moo-moos and demin jumpers . . . […]
Developing a law firm style manual is well worth the time and effort to your law practice.
Minnesota bankruptcy court judge Robert Kressel just sent out guidelines for lawyers submitting proposed orders to him. It is a catalog of and prohibition against every bad legal writing practice.
I created a style guide for Lawyerist when I started inviting others to contribute. It is short, sweet, and to the point, meant to help contributors get up to speed quickly. The most important section is not about proper capitalization or when to use an em dash, but on how to write great blog posts. […]