Has anyone noticed that lawyers are obsessed with punctuation marks? I mean, just obsessed. I mean, I get it: Correct grammar can make a profound difference. But seriously, when is the last time the choice between a semicolon and a colon had immense implications for your writing? Damn it! Now, I’m trying to think of…
It’s time to give some extra oomph to standard legal clauses.
What’s a traditional lawyer to do with the because-noun? We have some tried and true suggestions.
Stop abusing these four obvious and insipid frat boy lawyer words and you may actually move up in the law job pecking order.
I’m being told that, without a near-perfect memo for a writing sample, it will be hard to get a job. Just how important is the em dash anyway?
Should the common lawyer use “etc.” in important legal documents? You betcha. Here’s when you should use this nifty little legal term.