Hi, I’m Erica.
I am a freelance research lawyer practicing in Vancouver, BC. I write about freelancing, working from home, and - you guessed it - legal research and writing. Nothing here is legal advice. Welcome to my blog!
Legal Writing Blog
This topic came to me recently when I was trying to compress 20 pages of submissions into a notice of application which, according to our court rules, must be 10 pages or less.
Drafting an originating pleading can be overwhelming. I’ve broken it down into 3 relatively simple steps.
Use these at your peril.
Increasingly, lawyers are using e-mail for substantive legal content. The lack of structure can make it difficult to be clear, concise, and professional.
Microsoft Word. I’ve probably been using it for 25 years (what?). But it wasn’t until fairly recently that I learned some of its best features.
Growing up, I enjoyed writing. Then I went to law school.