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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 support gives you skills beyond the day to day technical […]
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 Slideshare. What are some other new things you’ve learned since technology […]
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 can be easy to keep the visual details of the […]
In the past, the duties of those who worked in the legal industry were pretty clearly defined. The lawyers represented the clients, the paralegals (sometimes known as legal assistants) assisted the lawyers with their cases, and the legal secretaries answered the phone and did clerical work. But thanks to the […]
The vast majority of legal jobs require the deployment of legal writing skills. In fact, your writing, along with your interpersonal abilities, will almost certainly be the most important elements on which you are professionally judged. However, because of the sheer volume of written material produced by legal professionals — […]
When it comes to legal writing, the stakes are high. Hard-to-read or understand court filings can harm cases and, sometimes, lead to sanctions from the court. It’s vital, therefore, that legal writing is as clear and succinct as possible. Less is more when it comes to good legal writing, especially […]
“Typography matters because it helps conserve the most valuable resource you have as a writer — reader attention.” So says Matthew Butterick, a graphic designer-turned-lawyer who has authored a book called “Typography for Lawyers”, which seeks to bust a lot of presentational myths that persist in the legal profession, and […]
A career in the law means a career spent writing. Almost all legal work, in one way or another, boils down to some form of writing: submissions to the court, emails to clients, memos for colleagues. Yet, despite this, clear, useful, and actionable advice for improving legal writing skills is […]