Tag Archives: legal writing

NALS Twin Cities 9th Annual Spring Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The NALS Twin Cities 9th Annual Spring Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012, has adopted a circus theme. The seminar promises to have mystifying presentations, amazing trainers, and awe‐inspiring topics. Presentations for legal professionals are Juggling Your Present and Future Needs: Planning for Retirement Under the 2010 Federal Healthcare Legislation (a/k/a Obamacare) by Ronald
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There is no more important skill in the legal profession

Have you guessed it? If you said communications, you are right. Joseph Bazan, JD, Paralegal Program Chair at Minnesota School of Business, St. Cloud and Elk River campuses, reminds us that writing is the most important skill a legal professionals needs. A panel of high-powered judges and attorneys recently gave advice to law school students.
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Grammatical Error Costs Payless Shoes $2.45 million

A recent case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit demonstrates the importance of using proper grammar in contracts and insurance policies. Payless Shoesource, Inc., parent company of Payless Shoes, sought reimbursement from its insurer, Travelers, from a 2003 class action settlement involving violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. In an
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Inserting the Section Symbol in Legal Documents

We all enjoy learning new tricks in legal writing, which is riddled with obscurities and sometimes even arcane absurdities. One in particular we’ll discuss here is “§,” the section symbol. What Does the Section Symbol Mean? The section symbol “§” is a typographical character often used to refer to a particular section of a statute and regulation.
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