Writing


PLAUT SPOUTS: REFLECTIONS OF AN OLD GUY WITH A CORNER OFFICE

November 12th, 2018 By David L. Plaut

A Foolish Consistency?  Cite Form Hobgoblins and the Texas Rules of Form Wayne Schiess, Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy, welcomes the new edition of the Texas Rules of Form – The Greenbook as an improvement over previous editions.  See Schiess, The New Greenbook, 27 Austin Lawyer at 15 (November 2018).  Schiess notes the Texas Law Review editors in charge of the 14th edition were determined to improve The Greenbook and
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​On Writing Well

November 28th, 2016 By Catherine Hanna

“The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. ” ― Will Rogers At Hanna & Plaut, our lawyers love to write and we have discovered a wealth of material available on the Internet. Bryan Garner is a great resource. Two of Garner’s tips for better legal writing are to “summarize your conclusions up front” and to “make your summary understandable to outsiders.” Bryan Garner, 10 Tips
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