Legal Writing

Opening Statements

NYC lawyer turns to zombies, werewolves and cocker spaniels for his books about case law

Bryan Garner on Words

Lawmakers should work toward adopting strong, standardized language in criminal statutes

Crafting Stories

Savvy trial lawyers create sensory experiences to help jurors perceive witnesses’ stories

Supreme Court Report

June is busting out all over with big-time SCOTUS decisions

Ethics

New ABA annotation may help courts and lawyers navigate attorney sanction process

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Help decide the winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Bryan Garner on Words

First impressions endure, even in brief writing

The Modern Law Library

Grammar nerds, meet your ‘Comma Queen’ (podcast)

Bryan Garner on Words

Are legalistic labels a bad habit or a necessity?

Question of the Week

What are your go-to grammar guides?

Features

A new defense approach to storytelling changes capital cases in Texas

Law in Popular Culture

Harper Lee will release sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Storytelling

Going beyond the evidence to spin a story for your jury

Opening Statements

Legal minds differ on whether The Bluebook is subject to copyright protection

Opening Statements

New project rewrites SCOTUS opinions from a feminist perspective

Opening Statements

2014’s Blawg 100 top vote getters

Bryan Garner on Words

Word choice influences the way jurors understand your argument

Asked and Answered

Linda Greenhouse and Jonathan Turley discuss the courts and the press (podcast with transcript)

Bryan Garner on Words

Bryan Garner offers a Magna Carta style guide

Storytelling

How lawyers can craft a case narrative to spark jurists’ and jurors’ interest