Browsing: Legal Writing

3 Keys to Better Legal Writing

Written by Tom W., OLN Freelance Attorney Back in 2008 Antonin Scalia ventured an interesting opinion on legal writing: “I do not believe that legal writing…

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Asking the Right Question (Or the Importance of Issue Crafting)

Written by Megan M-P., OLN Freelance Attorney. When I was young, I saw a played called Copenhagen, set during World War II. The play’s characters…

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The Best Friend of Appellees and Respondents is the Standard of Review

Written by Michael S., OLN Freelance Attorney. While a previous blog post noted that appellants and petitioners, losers in the trial court, must be bold…

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Appellants and Petitioners Must Be Bold

Written by Michael Skotnicki, OLN Freelance Attorney. A bad habit of many lawyers who may be inexperienced in appellate practice is to view an appeal…

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Waiver: An Important Appellate Tool

Written by Emily A., OLN Freelance Attorney. Appellate courts commonly use waiver to quickly dispatch with issues that appealing parties have not properly preserved. Most…

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Legal Writing Series: Who Versus Whom

Because lawyers are known to be wordy, there is a current trend to put the ease in legalese. Even Alan Siegel talks about it in…

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