Tag Archives: Jim McElhaney

Legal Consumer Tip #8 – McElhaney on Litigation

We’ve blogged before about certain of Jim McElhaney’s articles for the ABA Journal and about self-help resources for legal consumers.  After reading many of the almost 100 articles Mr. McElhaney wrote, we believe that his “advice”  for lawyers also qualifies … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #9 – Brief Writing

In an ABA Journal article titled “Dirty Dozen: 12 Ways to Write a Really Bad Brief,” Jim McElhaney writes about the “ordinary sins [of bad brief writing] that even good lawyers commit everyday.”  According to Mr. McElhaney, they include: Make it … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #5 – Talk Like A Lawyer

No, we don’t mean speak to your clients using “legalese.”  We mean the exact opposite. On January 1, 2012, the ABA Journal re-published “More Than Just Words: This Is What It Really Means to Talk Like a Lawyer” by Jim … Continue reading

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