Writing That Stirred Your SoulsBy Maureen B. CollinsJuly 2001Column, Page 377We asked you, Gentle Readers, to send us writing that moved you. Here are excerpts from your responses.
The Message, the Method, the MadnessBy Maureen B. CollinsJune 2001Column, Page 321For some communication, e-mail is just the thing; other times, only a phone call will do. As you think about what message to send, consider how best to send it.
Writing as ArtBy Maureen B. CollinsApril 2001Column, Page 207Some writing has special power; the power to move people. And isn't that what lawyers aspire to do?
Don't Just Say It; Present ItBy Maureen B. CollinsFebruary 2001Column, Page 99Use technology to project; literally; an image that will impress your audience.
The Lost Art of Drawing a ConclusionBy Maureen B. CollinsJanuary 2001Column, Page 45Somewhere between "the one hand" and "the other" may be the answer your client hired you to provide.
Legal Writing Can be a ScreamBy Maureen B. CollinsDecember 2000Column, Page 725A gallery of horrors awaits legal writers who aren't attentive to; or who play fast and loose with; the details.
Bluebook Blues: Changes in the Seventeenth EditionBy Maureen B. CollinsNovember 2000Column, Page 663Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the new edition of the Bluebook is waiting to taunt you with its incomprehensible minutiae.
A Civil ActionBy Maureen B. CollinsOctober 2000Column, Page 601It may not be in your client's best interest to approach your relationship with opposing counsel as if it were war.
An Editing ChecklistBy Maureen B. CollinsJuly 2000Column, Page 415Learning to be your own editor is an important but challenging job. This checklist can help you revise your own work.
A Legal Writer's BookshelfBy Maureen B. CollinsJune 2000Column, Page 359Been a while since you sharpened your writer's saw? These books can help.
Lawyer as StorytellerBy Maureen B. CollinsMay 2000Column, Page 289To be truly persuasive, don't just write a brief; tell a story.
Recommendations for Rookie WritersBy Maureen B. CollinsApril 2000Column, Page 237Okay, you've got a real job now; how do you transfer your writing skills from the classroom to the real world of lawyering? Here are some tips.
Drafting with StyleBy Maureen B. CollinsMarch 2000Column, Page 173In the last two columns we looked at the drafting process and component parts of transaction documents.
Saying What You Mean: A Mini-Usage GuideBy Maureen B. CollinsDecember 1998Column, Page 699The difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between ... regardless and irregardless.