Better Memos -- crucial for new attorneys
The consistent message from the 2006 NALP-ALI-ABA Professional Development Institute is that your legal writing and analysis can make you a Star or make you the Opposite of Star, and that you have one or two opportunities as a new lawyer to make your mark.
Once tagged as a poor writer, all but one of the Professional Development Professionals agreed that either no one would want to give you work, or that you would be assigned document review. The lone dissenter said that her firm would assign a writing mentor.
Help is on the way. Here is a quick guide:http://www.legalwritingpro.com/articles/D02-resolutions-new-attorneys.php