I don’t usually get surprised at legal-writing CLEs. But I got surprised this morning.
For context, I was lucky enough to moderate a panel at the VADA’s annual meeting this morning. Justice McCullough, Judge Carson, and Erin Ashwell sat on the panel, which addressed practical legal-writing tips. If you know these folks, then you know that they have varied and fascinating life experiences. We ignored them. Instead of talking about, say, growing up in Marseille (Justice McCullough) or spending summers in the Catskills as a California kid (Judge Carson) or writing novels (Erin), we focused on my idiosyncratic tics and obsessions. You’re welcome, VADA!