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How To Write a Legal Brief

How To Write a Legal Brief

A few years ago, a couple of law professors surveyed practicing lawyers and judges on the quality of legal writing from new lawyers. The results? More than 93% of the responding practicing attorneys and judges believed that the briefs and ...

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Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter?

UPDATE (12/20/16, 1300): Court has already granted order! See below: The most interesting thing to note above is “counsel for Twitter…has agreed to the expedited relief.” That means Twitter is not objecting to the petition, nor are they going to support ...

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ABA 509 Disclosures For All Law Schools 2016

It’s that time of year again. Today is the annual reporting day for ABA 509 Disclosures for all law schools. These are required public disclosures that all law schools must make as part of their ABA accreditation. I made a series of reports on ...

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Review: Typography For Lawyers (2nd Edition)

A couple weeks ago I received a review copy of Matthew Butterick‘s Typography For Lawyers (TFL), 2nd edition from the publisher. It’s not a new release, it actually came out last year. But it’s something that I’ve been meaning to read and ...

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What Is Natural Networking?

If you don’t have a book of business, you’re disposable. That’s doubly true in the current legal employment malaise. There are other ways to be indispensable — bill incredible amounts of hours, develop mastery over an esoteric area of law, have invaluable ...

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LSAT: Don’t Call It A Comeback

Back around 1997, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) started trending upwards. It generally kept trending upwards until 2009. But then the recession hit in 2008. The subsequent contraction of the legal industry generated volumes of bad news regarding the prospects of law ...

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What Skills Do New Lawyers Need? 24,000 Lawyers Answer

The legal profession continues to reel from bottoming out in the late-2000s. It’s never fully recovered. For those who somehow still think this is hyperbole, I prepared a visual to help you understand, courtesy of information from the U.S. Bureau of ...

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How To Lawblog: Establish Trust Through Honesty

At this point almost everyone knows what a blog is – even technophobic, resistant-to-change lawyers. People blog about everything – their neighborhood, recipes, sports, science, and more. And while it took lawyers a bit longer than most, (a few) lawyers started ...

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No Growth Without Risk

This month, there are law students graduating from law school all around the country. If you’re one of them, you’re graduating into one of the worst legal job markets ever. If you already landed a job, congratulations! Bust your ass ...

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