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Logical Transition Examples

Logical Transition Examples—To Emphasize or Expand

Complex cases often require complex lines of argument. The downside, of course, is that a tired reader can easily get lost when sifting through the various levels of your argument. Use the phrases below to highlight the big takeaways and keep your reader on track. Case citations have been replaced

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Logical Transition Examples

Logical Transition Examples—To Give an Example

All the Greats convey complex legal problems through simple but evocative examples. You can begin to do so too by incorporating the phrases below into your daily brief writing.   Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to shorten these passages and to allow you to digest them more

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Logical Transition Examples—To Provide Another Point

Does enumerating your supporting reasons with  “First . . . Second . . . Third . . .” feel too stilted and wooden? Instead, try sprinkling in some of these transition phrases to increase flow and supply a conversational feel. Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to

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Logical Transition Examples—To Redirect

The best legal writers know how to quickly pivot away from bad facts and irrelevant arguments. Do so seamlessly (as they do) with the phrases below. Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to shorten these passages and to allow you to digest them more easily. At any

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Logical Transition Examples—To Extract the Essence

Need to focus your discussion or distill the main point for your reader? Here are a few phrases you can use to signal “it’s time to pay attention” to your reader. Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to shorten these passages and to allow you to digest

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Logical Transition Examples—To Conclude

Unsure of how to close out that brief? Conclude with aplomb by using short, light transition words like the pros! Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to shorten these passages and to allow you to digest them more easily. Accordingly Example from Justice Scalia: “Because Shatzer experienced

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Logical Transitions Examples—To Show Cause and Effect

Crystallize your causal connections by following the leads of these legal-writing pros. Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to shorten these passages and to allow you to digest them more easily. And so Example from Justice Scalia: “This Court, like all federal appellate courts, does not review

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Logical Transition Examples—To Draw a Contrast

Want to sharpen your legal writing transitions? Here are choice examples of how to preempt your opponent, contrast facts, and distinguish contrary authority. Case citations have been replaced by “. . .” to shorten these passages and to allow you to digest them more easily.   At the same time

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