Before You Write: Scope, Budget, & Deadlines

Before You Write: Scope, Budget, & Deadlines

How (and why) budget, scope, and deadlines impact your writing assignment – and why a draft is never just a draft.


So far, we’ve looked at the qualities of good legal writing, what clients expect, and the importance of taking a helicopter view to get a good understanding of the context that surrounds the document you’re about to write.

By now, you’re probably wondering why you can’t just get down to writing. Is more thinking really necessary? And is it really necessary for internal documents?

The answer to both questions is yes. And to see why, we need to understand how most law firms operate.

And in...