White Paper

Good Legal Writing: A Guide for Paralegals


Superior writing skills are essential to your work as a paralegal regardless to the law firm size or your area of focus.

If your specialty is litigation, you will draft simple and complex documents of correspondence, legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings, motions and discovery. Contracts, agreements and resolution are common documents if you perform transactional tasks. Mastering the art of writing clear, concise and persuasive prose is one of the best ways that sets you apart from peers. The purpose of this white paper is to offer some tips and best practices to freshen up your skills. Apply some or all of these tips to refine your writing and eliminate verbosity.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to be mechanically correct with your writing.
  • Learn how to write with purpose and how to break away from legalese.
  • Identify different writing tools you can use.
  • Gain 20 practical tips to improve your legal writing.



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