Before You Write: The Helicopter View

Before You Write: The Helicopter View

The 4 stages of the writing process and the key questions you should always ask yourself before you write anything.


So far, we’ve explored what makes client-focused legal writing “good,” and what clients generally expect from the documents and emails that lawyers and law firms send them. But even if you feel that your research is complete, there’s a little more to do before you start drafting your document – and that’s what we’ll be looking at over the next few lessons.

I. Madmen, Architects, Carpenters, and Judges

A useful way to approach the writing process was developed by Dr. Betty Flowers. This...