Legal writing, ethical rules?????

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nygrrrl
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Re: Legal writing, ethical rules?????

Postby nygrrrl » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:29 pm

Wahoo1L wrote:Paralegals will check Blue Book citations and pincites. Word Processing will check for typos. Some people even have their administrative assistant check for small errors.

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mrloblaw
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Re: Legal writing, ethical rules?????

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:56 pm

Wahoo1L wrote:
dougroberts wrote:
lawschoolisfun2012 wrote:I would HATE to lose a few points for forgetting a period of something like that. This is just so different from the REAL world where you can collaborate and work together.....


Have you worked in the real world? No associate or partner in a law firm, or any other co-worker, is going to waste time proofreading your work to check for missing periods. When you are given an assignment in the real world, you are expected to find the answer AND write correctly without typographic errors. When attorneys are busy billing $300+/hour, no one has time to proofread for you.

You need to develop the skill of proofreading alone while in school.


Paralegals will check Blue Book citations and pincites. Word Processing will check for typos. Some people even have their administrative assistant check for small errors.


Agree. No one making $100+ an hour is going to lack someone else at the office making $20-30 an hour who they can order to proofread their stuff. Simple economics.

The operative question, of course, is whether or not you'd trust that person to proofread for you. I'd vote for "No."

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Re: Legal writing, ethical rules?????

Postby 071816 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:58 pm

Word Processing?




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