Neil Guthrie – author of the popular legal writing text, Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing – shares his advice and practical tips for writing effective legal memos. Neil’s the Director of Professional Development, Research and Knowledge Management at Aird & Berlis in Toronto; a former practicing lawyer; and a legal research and writing instructor.

Topics discussed include:

  • Why lawyers write memos
  • What distinguishes a good memo from a great one
  • Common memo writing challenges
  • Tips for writing the different parts of a memo

The second edition of Neil’s book will be published on April 15/21. Click this link for more information: Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing, Second Edition.

This episode contains 50 minutes of Professionalism content.

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