GREAT WRITING: Legal writing is a conversation. All briefs talk. But great briefs also listen.
The written word lays the groundwork for any courtroom victory. Because of that, every Fisch Sigler lawyer is a student of great writing. Here, our team members share some of their favorite insights.
Kate Ryland on writing with the goal of connecting, not impressing
Bill Sigler on avoiding the looooong wind-up
Jeff Saltman on the answer to Hamlet’s question: it’s not "to be" — Use active verbs instead
Ken Fung on a little word that causes big bloat
Matt Benner on starting sentences with "and" and "but"
Silvia Jordan on the always-tasty "However Sandwich"
Joe Edell on using a single space, not two, after a period
John Battaglia on skipping the snippets
Ken Fung on enhancing your position by eliminating "clearly" and "obviously"
Matt Benner on avoiding substantive footnotes
Kate Ryland on eliminating "gratuitous" quotations
Bill Sigler on learning from the Declaration of Independence
Kate Ryland on speaking a sentence to test its readability
Alan Fisch on taking the high road