Sunday, September 9, 2007
It feels good to write and publish articles that have a receptive audience. Witness the popularity of legal writing articles and columns in state bar journals and bar association newsletters. Several legal writing professors regularly write such pieces. As Suzanne Rowe remarks, "Articles on writing can be fun to write and busy lawyers appreciate the tips."
Here are links or other directions to seveal. Use the "comment" feature below to share news of or links to others.
- Suzanne Rowe and colleagues at the U of Oregon write for The Oregon Bar Bulletin. Go to http://www.osbar.org/publications/barpubs.html, click "Archives," and look for the monthly column "The Legal Writer."
- Gail Stephenson of Southern University Law Center has written a column titled "Gail's Grammar" in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's magazine since 1995. Go to http://www.brba.org/articles.cfm and click "View all" beside "Gail's Grammar" to access them all.
- Joe Kimble of Cooley Law School has written the "Plain Language" column in the Michigan Bar Journal since 1984. Go to http://www.michbar.org/generalinfo/plainenglish/columns.cfm.
- Two legal writing profs from Suffolk University Law School, Julie Baker and Lisa Healy, write a monthly column, "Write On," in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper.
- Kathleen Dillon Narko writes a column for the CBA Record, the magazine of the Chicago Bar Association. She recently published an article there as well, about the shortcomings of CALR, if used in the wrong way: There Is No "Easy" Button, 21 CBA Record 69 (June/July 2007) (available on Westlaw and Lexis).