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Section Newsletter Articles on Legal Writing

10 things judges wish you knew about legal writing By Timothy J. Storm Young Lawyers Division, December 2012 Are you aware of the 10 most common writing errors and how to avoid them?
Writing briefs judges want to read By Christine M. Kieta Corporate Law Departments, October 2012 Writing well for litigation is two-fold. First, you want to get the judge actually to read what you write. Second, you want the judge to agree with what you write.
Tips for authoring a winning brief on appeal By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, April 2012 The author offers helpful advice to ensure your brief is the best (and most persuasive) it can be.
Meet Scribes—A society that promotes legal writing excellence By Norman Otto Stockmeyer Bench and Bar, May 2011 Scribes is a national organization dedicated to the twin goals of encouraging legal authors and improving legal writing.