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Does your spell- and grammar-checker proof your writing and make your usage decisions? Some common usage errors should make you think twice.
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?
Good legal writers avoid the myriad problems caused by using sentence adverbs in legal writing. Here's how you can too.
Assuming the world doesn't end on December 21, here are some New Year's resolutions that can improve your legal writing in 2013 (Part 2 of 2)
Assuming the world doesn't end on December 21, here are some New Year's resolutions that can improve your legal writing in 2013 (Part 1 of 2).
Persnickety lawyers hyphenate phrasal adjectives. Novices don't. So stop perpetuating this usage mistake by learning some basic rules.