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326 ABA Journal Legal Writing articles.

Key battles of WWII were fought in courtrooms and legislatures, shows new ABA book

500 law profs urge ABA legal ed council to keep faculty tenure as an accreditation requirement

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar hasn’t received much in the way of a response to its latest proposed changes in the law school accreditation…

Once the ‘meanest lawyer in Houston,’ author shares story of love for his murdered brother (podcast)

David Berg was an ambitious young lawyer in Houston in 1968 when his older brother, Alan, disappeared. Alan, who had followed their father into the carpet business, had been killed by a hit man over a business dispute. His body wasn't discovered for another six months. The trial of Charles Harrelson (notorious killer-for-hire and father to actor Woody Harrelson) which followed–and the subsequent acquittal–was so painful for Berg that he barely spoke of his brother's death for another 40 years.

Writing briefs with the iPad in mind | Taking your dog to the office | What is true innovation?

Most judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals read legal briefs on iPads, New Orleans appellate lawyer Raymond P. Ward wrote at Louisiana Civil…

Attorney deals with long-ago slaying of his brother by writing a book

It was bad enough when his brother was kidnapped and shot to death decades ago, a Texas lawyer says.

But seeing the man he still believes to be responsible for…

Remembering Lindley Murray, an inspirational lawyer-grammarian

Award-winning reporter John Gibeaut dies at 61

A ‘ridiculous’ argument? 6th Circuit thinks not

A federal appeals court begins an opinion in an insurance dispute with an observation: “There are good reasons not to call an opponent’s argument ‘ridiculous.’ ”

“The reasons include civility;…

Six words tell law school story

True or not, the story goes that Ernest Hemingway won a bet that he could write a story in six words or less. The author delivered this tale: “For sale:…

Can John Mayer make law textbooks a thing of the past? ‘It’s fun pushing the envelope,’ he says

Law Lessons Online

It was another big term for amicus curiae briefs at the high court

Face a classic word challenge and increase your personal power

Washington University launches new online legal English course

How attention to style improves substance

7 steps for producing top-notch text with a co-author

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