Month: January 2016


Five Habits to Make in 2016

I try to stay upbeat about legal writing. In that spirit, I will suggest five great habits for the few short months of 2016 that remain. 1. At least once a week, expose yourself . . . to a writing model.


Five Habits to Break in 2016

Still in resolution mode? Let me add five to your list. 1. “Have you seen such contract? I can’t find it anywhere.” Even among lawyers who claim to have sworn off legalese, the addiction to


A Menendez Muddle?

When I saw on Twitter that Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) had filed a Third Circuit appeal,[1] I started reading the brief in earnest. I assumed that the brief hailed from BigLaw, and likely from