Writing About Regulations? Remember “You and Yours”

So many people yearn to understand regulations right now. If you want to help, think of yourself as an interpreter. Less “copy and paste” and more “streamline and clarify.” Here’s an underused tip: Make it all about “You.” Let’s take the IRS’s attempt to explain a complex scheme involving inherited individual retirement accounts, or IRAs.…

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Concerned About Finding Meaningful Projects for Summer Associates? One Solution and a Dozen Benefits.

Many Legal Writing Pro clients and BigLaw friends are scrambling right now to transform their summer associate programs on the fly. At the top of the list: How will my firm find substantive work for our summer associates in the face of a truncated season, remote participation, dwindling transactions, stalled litigation, and distracted supervisors and…

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Force Majeure and Coronavirus: A Checklist

I skimmed hundreds of pages of client alerts and other publications. Here’s a distillation. What is force majeure? A contract defense allowing you to (1) delay performance, (2) excuse performance, or (3) limit liability from nonperformance. You invoke force majeure over an event (or the effect of an event) that you couldn’t control or reasonably anticipate…

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