At most law firms, associates think writing is their greatest strength while the partners think writing is the associates' greatest weakness. Consultant Ross Guberman offers 14 tips to new lawyers to help prove those partners wrong. No. 6: Remember the sweet spot of style. As attorneys gain confidence and experience, their sentences become lighter and tighter -- less lawyerly. After all, no judge or partner has ever said, "Terrific brief. I just wish the attorney had used bigger words and longer sentences."
14 Tips to Become a Lighter, Tighter Writer
October 5, 2007