• 22 minutes

Outline and Drafts for Legal Writing


Once you have become sufficiently familiar with the relevant facts and law, you can begin the process of legal writing.

Legal writing is generally not a quick process. When time permits, plan to outline, draft, and revise your writing extensively. This video provides examples of memorandum formats, and reviews the difference between a memo and a court brief, along with steps on how to write using each of those formats.

Runtime: 21 minutes



Michael Aleo

Michael Aleo

Lesser, Newman, Aleo & Nasser LLP

  • Partner at Lesser, Newman, Aleo & Nasser in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Previously worked at two private law firms that focused on representing employees in disputes with their employers
  • Previously worked at a nonprofit organization in Boston, Massachusetts, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Practice includes various areas of civil litigation, with a focus on representing employees
  • Has represented countless women who have experienced discrimination in the workplace, including discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment as well as sexual harassment

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