Tips for Persuasive and Effective Written Communications

July 09, 2015

Attorneys at all levels are expected to be effective communicators, and written communication is ubiquitous in legal practice. Whether by emailing colleagues, drafting contracts for clients, or preparing briefs to file in court, attorneys are constantly communicating and contributing via written work product.

Particularly during an attorney's first few years in practice, communication often takes the form of written prose. Since the most experienced attorneys are typically responsible for critical verbal presentations in court or at meetings, young attorneys are often asked to prepare written presentations instead. In the absence of ample opportunities for oral advocacy, writing is the means by which a young lawyer can display his or her ability to communicate and persuade.

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