Thursday, March 27, 2014

Better Legal Writing

Our libraries have a selection of materials to help experienced attorneys and self represented litigants improve their persuasive legal writing skills. 

A Brief Guide to Brief Writing:  Demystifying the Memorandum of Law, is a recent lively read laced with humor, but full of specific tips for writing briefs on any level.  Throughout the fifteen chapters of dos and don'ts, the emphasis is on clear persuasive writing, following the Rules of the jurisdiction, along with avoiding sanctions for lying and incomprehensible poorly written briefs.

Our Massachusetts Law About Civil Procedure webpage has links to resources useful in writing for court and navigating the mandatory procedural rules which must be followed while doing so.