Legal Writing Tip


I plan to periodically post legal writing tips that I hope will be useful to practitioners and scholars.  In response to my piece, Editing Tips for the Busy Attorney, Tom Hoy, Partner, Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, L.L.P., provides the following tip which is highly relevant to the practice of law today.

"I re-read all my e-mails before sending them and, where the e-mail is substantive or lengthy, I try to print it out as a draft and edit it in hard copy before sending it.  That is my tip for editing in this form of communication which has largely replaced the letter."