Writing is a key part of being a lawyer, and a good writer is a better lawyer. Learning how to construct and present legal documents is just as crucial to a practicing attorney as knowledge of case law and legal terms.
take at least one legal writing class. In some schools, legal writing is grouped with other topics into a legal skills class. While the specifics of how to prepare certain legal documents are important, being able to clearly and concisely present a point or argument in writing is the most vital skill for 1Ls to learn.
However, some lawyers think being able to write well is a foregone conclusion. Okorie Okorocha of the firm California Legal Team in Pasadena, CA, posted on lawyers.com that, "It [writing] is not important because it is not that hard to do once you get the hang of it and in my state at least, if you cannot do it, you are not going to pass the bar exam, so I would think most attorneys can do it."
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