Better lawyering through creativity

Pelikan Fountain PenWho knew – creativity can help you be a better lawyer! A recent column from the Lawyerist blog describes several reasons lawyers should be creative. The article also features a few exercises for practicing creativity.

To be sure, strong legal writing can be heavily rule-bound. For the most part, you’ll need to adhere to established templates and forms. But when you need to make your work stand out — such as when writing a court brief or writing for marketing — consider using creative section headlines or even a few creative sentences for emphasis.

So break out your pens and let your inner artist run free — between deadlines, of course.

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About Debbie Ginsberg

Debbie is the Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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