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How To Write A Good Legal Memo

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Perhaps the most important skill a new lawyer needs to have a firm grasp of is writing. Why? Writing is thinking: It’s simple. The amount of information our brains can fit into our short term memory at once isn’t a lot. If ...

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Book Review: The Practice

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Next in a series of long overdue book reviews, here are my thoughts on The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers And Lawyering by Brian Tannebaum. Go buy this book right now. I’ll elaborate. As with my review of Supreme Ambitions, ...

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Book Review: Supreme Ambitions

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So this review is long overdue. I received an advance preview copy of David Lat’s debut novel, Supreme Ambitions, back in October of last year. I read it immediately and enjoyed it, but it also came at a time when ...

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The Secret Ambition of Every Brief


While researching something completely unrelated, I came upon a brief article by Justice Maria Rivera (First District Court of Appeal, Div. 4, CA) regarding writing briefs for appeals entitled: The Ten Commandments of Brief Writing. Before delving into the “Ten Commandments”, Justice Rivera ...

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Book Review: Maritime Letters Of Indemnity

Maritime letters of Indemnity

In all honesty, Maritime Letters of Indemnity is not the title of a book I would normally consider reading. I am glad, however, that I was able to have the opportunity to read this book. I preface my review on the fact ...

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Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

Point Made second edition

I’m always looking for ways to improve my own writing – legal or otherwise. I think my writing is pretty good (I was number one in legal writing in my class for what it’s worth), but I know I have ...

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