Good – and Not-So-Good – Legal Writing

Good – and Not-So-Good – Legal Writing

The 3 key qualities of good legal writing and the distinguishing features of legal writing that’s not so good.


Welcome to our first tutorial, Writing for Clients, and our first lesson, Good—and Not so Good—Legal Writing.

I. The Importance of Using Words Skillfully

As a lawyer, whether you’re writing or speaking, you’re measured by your words. That’s because it’s your words that turn the vast amount of legal knowledge and expertise you carry in your head into something that clients can use.

How well we use our words to connect the law to the businesses of our clients, the goals they want to achieve, and...