Of Pandas and PunctuationBy Maureen B. CollinsJuly 2004Column, Page 371These books and Web sites make mastering grammar…well, if not fun, at least less painful.
Communicating ChangeBy Maureen B. CollinsJune 2004Column, Page 321Heads out of the sand, you ostriches; confront change directly and talk about it honestly.
Untangle Your Web SiteBy Maureen B. Collins and Hillary Altekruse MannApril 2004Column, Page 222Yes, you really do need a Web site, and these FAQs will help you make the most of it.
Brief-Building: The Finishing TouchesBy Maureen B. CollinsMarch 2004Column, Page 153You've built a well-reasoned, well-argued edifice; don't sabotage your effort by neglecting the final flourishes.
Building a Solid FoundationBy Maureen B. CollinsFebruary 2004Column, Page 105Last month's column looked at the "prep work" necessary for a brief. This month, we focus on the framework.
Constructing an ArgumentBy Maureen B. CollinsJanuary 2004Column, Page 47Like a house, a brief needs a solid framework, intricate inner workings, and an attractive appearance.
Communicating Your AuthorityBy Maureen B. CollinsDecember 2003Column, Page 637Sorry, but proper citation format really does matter. Here's why.
Being Right Versus Saying it RightBy Maureen B. CollinsNovember 2003Column, Page 577As this cautionary tale illustrates, sometimes what you say to a client is less important than how you say it.
To Speak or Not to Speak?By Maureen B. CollinsOctober 2003Column, Page 525Sometimes 'tis nobler in the mind to keep thy mouth shut...
What I Learned from TelevisionBy Maureen B. CollinsSeptember 2003Column, Page 471The observant couch-potato can actually learn a lesson or two from the tube about effective communication.
E-Mail Gone AwryBy Maureen B. Collins and Brian O'DonoghueAugust 2003Column, Page 413What can you do when client information ends up in the wrong hands because of a misdirected e-mail? Here are a few tips that just might help lessen the damage.
Communicating with ColleaguesBy Maureen B. CollinsOctober 2002Column, Page 555Attorney-client relationships aren't the only important ones in your professional life. Learn how to talk to your partners, associates and other lawyer-coworkers.
Defending the DepositionBy Maureen B. CollinsJuly 2002Column, Page 379Your job is to protect deponents from the undue influence of an overzealous opposing counsel; and from their own confusion and intimidation.
Write for Success in DiscoveryBy Maureen B. CollinsMarch 2002Column, Page 149Don't underestimate the importance of interrogatories and other forms of written discovery as a way to glean information that can strengthen your case.