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Subtle Writing: Winning Even If You Lose

June 2016 - The Whisper - DRI
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Professional development for a young lawyer requires more than acquiring proficiency at specific tasks or skills. The best lawyers are also good strategic thinkers. While this often comes into play during team meetings, depositions, and oral argument, another place to demonstrate strategic thinking – particularly for the young lawyer – is through brief writing. In particular, well thought-out briefs can further your client’s objectives beyond the explicit request(s) made in the briefs. And that means you can “win” even if your brief is technically unsuccessful. To read five subtle objectives to consider when drafting any written submission, click here.

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