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Instinctively, readers resist being told what to think. They want to reach conclusions on their own. Also, they know lawyers are advocates, so they hesitate to accept any conclusion that hasn't been
Metaphors and other creative comparisons can be powerful and efficient rhetorical devices, conveying an entire factual and moral matrix in a nutshell (not really a "nutshell," which is a metaphor). A
Lawyers do not use good grammar for the sake of tradition. They use it to achieve clarity and to convey a sense of competence. Though the word "only" is usually placed as close as possible to the lim
In communications with the other side, look to convey a maximum of resolve and a minimum of the rest of what is in your mind
Notwithstanding the importance of delivering a message clearly, the most important requirement for a research memo is that it deliver the message correctly
Revealing what in your view are the other side's motives makes you feel good but it has little persuasive value, if any. It may do more harm than good
"Apples and oranges" is an appropriate cliche for lawyers, because they continually compare and contrast, reconcile and distinguish. They sort facts into categories just as grocers sort fruit for dis
"Because" tells the reader that a reason is coming, but "although" immediately interrupts, signaling that before the writer will provide the "because," he will supply a qualifying factor. "Although"
The "flow" of writing is a function of the ease with which the reader moves from one sentence to the next and of the grip with which the prose draws the reader along
In the hands of some lawyers, quotations from judicial opinions are the TV dinners of brief writing, says Kenneth F. Oettle. They are prepackaged prose. Writers often use quotations to avoid the hard
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