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"
Nick Garver on lightening the load by eliminating heavy connectors
Adam Allgood on the importance of self-editing
Nick Garver on avoiding legalese
Silvia Jordan on the always-tasty "However Sandwich"
Joe Edell on using a single space, not two, after a period
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
Adam Allgood on using concrete data
Alan Fisch on taking the high road