Thursday, June 20, 2013

A partner's views about associates’ writing

The spring issue of Litigation features a law firm partner’s gripes about associates. Here’s what author StapletonLee Stapleton says about their writing:

I often wonder whether the decrease in writing skills is the result of the younger generation of lawyers being hooked on the Internet, familiar only with quick reads and the use of abbreviations in communications.

Most judges and partners are old school. Do not give us a written product filled with typos and grammatical errors, or something that reads like an email. Even if you gave me a sound, well-thought-out product, I won’t trust it because you gave me sloppy work.


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