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Appellate Practice News

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016

Standards for what’s considered good writing in the legal profession are changing, however, amid a broad cultural shift in the way we read, write and process information. The rise of email and other forms of instantaneous communication — from texting to Twitter — is causing the profession to slowly but surely embrace a more direct, more forceful and ultimately more persuasive style, says Brian Paul, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP who has written about evolving legal writing styles. Read the full article here.

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