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
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’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
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 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
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
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
To link or not to link. That is the question. With the overabundance of information on the world wide web, linking is a great way to point readers to the source, to give added background or proof of your point,
As a paralegal or legal secretary, you have highly specialized experience in submitting court filings, managing case files, planning presentations for trial, and other tasks that usually happen only in a law firm or legal department. But working in legal
Legal briefs are written for one reason and one reason only: to persuade a court to agree with your client’s position. To accomplish this goal, legal professionals might use strong verbs or add in compelling metaphors. Especially creative attorneys could
So you’re getting ready to electronically file court documents? Do you have the vocabulary you need to succeed? Check out the top eFiling terms that all legal professionals need to know. eFiling tech terms every legal professional should know, originally posted on
The font style must be essentially equivalent to Courier, Times New Roman, or Arial. – 2017 California Rules of Court, Rule 2.105 When the focus of your briefs must be the content and conveying vital information to support your case, it