Writing Effective Court Submissions

Writing Effective Court Submissions

I had the honour of speaking with Justice James O’Reilly on the XL Legal Podcast recently. During our conversation, Justice O’Reilly offered practical tips on how to write court submissions that stand out, make judges receptive to your arguments, and give you a leg up. Because each submission you write is an opportunity to improve your writing, Justice O’Reilly recommends that all lawyers have a good legal writing guide on their desk.

Here are a few suggestions:

Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Writing & Editing

Writing Reasons: A Handbook for Judges

Plain English for Lawyers

The Elements of Legal Style

You can listen to the episode at: https://exellegal.com/writing-effective-court-submissions-with-justice-james-oreilly/