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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If You Like this Blog, Please Tell the ABA for the Blawg 100 Issue.

We're proud of what we do here, and our reporting about candidates for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and about the Ninth Court of Appeals in Beaumont show that we are covering things that are otherwise hard to find. Please let the American Bar Association know you like what we do here.

Associated Press 2014 Style Guide and Media Guide Is Newly Out

You can be an acceptable, even good legal writer without this book, but I find it to be a handy, quick tool to guide me where advice from higher sources is unclear or even contradictory. It is relatively up-to-date. AP's got to solve novel style disputes many times a year. And, if you think about it, AP style almost never looks weird because we live in a sea of it. The good American newspapers you read use it, traditional news organization pay attention to it, and they have a bias for clarity and consistency. Clarity and consistency are things that nearly every piece of legal writing needs more of.

Monday, July 14, 2014