Strategies & Techniques
Click on one of the links below for discussion and exercises on a specific writing topic.
Using Legal Writing Conventions
As you plan your draft, knowledge of legal writing conventions is essental. On these pages you can find samples of different legal genres, with explanations of their different features, as well as suggestions for how to make these forms work for you.
- IRAC/CRRACC Format
- Drafting a Law Office Memorandum
- Drafting a Brief to a Court
- Drafting a Client Letter
- Drafting a Case Status Memo
- Citation Practices and The Bluebook
Have you included all the ideas you intended to? Are they organized in a logical way? Does each piece flow clearly into the next? Visit these pages on revision for some revision strategies.
Once you've revised your work, the final step is proofreading. Here are some pages to help you eliminate errors.