Ross Guberman's Blog



Lovable Lawyer Writing Lures Clients

The Golden Collar Awards are bestowed upon the best canine actors. The Pigasus Awards are for those who make far-out claims about paranormal activity. So why not the Burton Award for the best law


A Day in the Life of the American Contract

Do practicing lawyers get to vote on legal-writing controversies? Not if you ask some self-styled pundits. Like other forms of writing, legal writing has its descriptivists (“Here’s how lawyers do write”) and its prescriptivists (“Here’s how


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