Are your arguments as compelling as they should be? Could your briefs be briefer? This insightful and practical guide, comprised of four years of columns that appeared in The New Jersey Law Journal, examines the writing errors that lawyers typically make, why they make them, and how to fix them. Making Your Point: A Practical Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing provides a complete writing strategy—from understanding the composing process to strategizing, establishing credibility, and achieving focus and emphasis. The author, a practicing attorney, drew on years of experience improving his own writing and supervising other lawyers to arrive at “field-tested” solutions that work. Each article is like a miniature writing workshop, and each concludes with an exercise that tests the reader's mastery of the writing process. This eye-opening book will change the way you think about legal writing.