eContracts have a complicated set of legal principles beyond simply providing digital consent. Here are our top tips for optimization.
Our jobs are so word-intensive that you really can’t make it all that far in law if you aren’t a natural wordsmith. Good news is there’s an app for that! Here are 10 legal writing tools to simplify your life and improve your writing.
Creating errors in documents is never a good thing, but it is a way bigger deal in the legal profession. We’ve compiled a list of common errors made by lawyers and tips for avoiding them.
Having the right tools is critical to building a successful law practice. In this guest post, One Legal’s newest Marketplace partner, UniCourt, highlights some quick ways to boost your practice while saving time and money.
Fortunately, preparing documents for opposing counsel has become much easier in recent years. These simple tips will help you go a long way toward having a sense of security when sharing information with your opponents.
For those of you who have dragged your feet into the age of automation, here are a few baby steps to help you remove the everyday redundancies.
Want to outsource, but don’t know where to start? If done properly, outsourcing can result in both lower costs for the client and increased profits for the firm.
Editing and writing are two critical abilities for any legal professional. Have you honed these top legal writing skills in your law office?
Do you fall into these common grammar pitfalls? Review these frequent mistakes made by legal professionals and brush up on your language skills.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been around since the 1990s and has long been since considered the “gold standard” of document types, independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. While some have believed the PDF to be “a format that causes headaches for the average person,” the truth […]
We often write about the myriad of ways technology is changing the legal profession. From online legal research to instantaneous eFiling, it seems technology keeps making us faster and more efficient. What is slow to change, however, is the language we use to describe the things we do. In fact, […]
We’ve all been faced with the task of drafting a pleading or other legal document with a deadline. When we’re rushed, we make mistakes. That means spending extra time to correct our errors and making others—usually the boss—wait for a finished product. That’s why it is so important to edit […]
Legal terminology and jargon are tough enough to learn, but the many words and phrases that are often used incorrectly can cause confusion and misunderstandings in legal agreements and communications. Brush up on some of the most commonly misused words in the legal industry to make sure your writing stays […]
In just about every role in a legal office, you’ll find yourself creating multiple documents for clients, cases, and financial purposes. Each type of document will often require the same format with headings, logos, font types, spacing, and more. Create templates and save for company-wide use to keep specific designs […]
One of the most labor-intensive tasks that support staff must undertake is legal research. Whether you’re very familiar with the area of law that you’re considering, or just beginning to take on this responsibility in your law firm, there are many ways to become better at conducting legal research. Here […]
You’ve just created an important document and need to save it where it can be easily found and reviewed. You want it to be grouped with other documents in the case, yet easily identifiable as its own file. How should you name your documents to keep things organized and accessible […]