1. Not Getting Things All Muddled Up: Buckley’s The Lawyer’s Essential Guide to Writing, Oster’s Writing Shorter Legal Documents, and Graham Tebo’s Shakespeare for Lawyers

    “Ransomed? What’s that?” “I don’t know. But that’s what they do. I’ve seen it in books; and so of course that’s what we’ve got to do.” “But how can we do it if we don’t know what it is?” “Why, blame it all, we’ve GOT to do it. Don’t I tell you it’s in the books? Do …Read More

  2. Arriving at the Simple: Herman’s 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer

    “The solutions all are simple . . . after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are.” --Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) If you've missed 15 years of ABA Family Law Section Annual Meetings, it's okay. We now have a 702…Read More