Category: Bar Journal

Thoughts on Legal Writing from the Greatest of Them All: David Mellinkoff

“After six hundred years of lawsuits caused by language atrocities, a terrible suspicion is born. Maybe the lawyers don’t understand each other.”[1] David Mellinkoff, late Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, is best known for authoring a series of books that decried the use of impenetrable language by lawyers and which contributed to … Continued

A Good Year To Be a 2L

As a 2L, I understood the demands of law school and had developed skills and strategies to cope with the stress and to succeed. The things that had worried me as a 1L seemed much less daunting as I returned to campus in September. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attorney Professionalism Forum – June/July 2020

To the Forum: I am the managing partner of a general practice law firm of approximately 40 lawyers and 20 staff members. In response to the ongoing pandemic, all firm employees are required to work from home. While the safety of the firm’s employees is always a top priority, our management team has concerns about … Continued