One of the many blessings of the Internet is the proliferation of legal-writing blogs. To quote Bryan Garner, the law is a literary profession, and I believe that writing is something I have to work on every day. Think about it; we churn out more copy than most journalists do.
I’ll note a couple of blogs that I like.
Ward, an appellate lawyer in New Orleans, gives thoughtful, practical advice culled from actual cases and publications.
. Schiess teaches legal writing at the University of Texas Law School of Law and has also written several books on this subject. I read his Writing for the Legal Audience
this summer and thought it was excellent.
Bryan A. Garner
has become the gold standard for legal writing, and his site offers readers a free “Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day” by email.
Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl
produces short and enjoyable podcasts on specific issues such as the difference between “which” and “that.” If I am eating at my desk, I tune her in.