The Bencher—May/June 2023

Excellence in Legal Writing

Feature Articles

Becoming a Better Poet: What Poetry and Your Legal Writing Should Have in Common
By Judge David W. Lannetti and Jennifer L. Eaton, Esquire—Page 14

Grammar Confidential Redux: Dispelling and Demystifying Common Writing Myths
By Professor David H. Spratt—Page 18

What to Write—Analysis in Legal Writing
By Raymond T. “Tom” Elligett, Esquire and Amy S. Farrior, EsquirePage 20

How to Write Clear and Concise
By Mark D. Finsterwald, EsquirePage 23

Common Denominators of Effective Legal Writing
By Katherine M. Lennon, EsquirePage 26

How to Write Like a 13th Century Archbishop
By Matthew P. Crouch, EsquireOnline Only


Ethics: Criteria for Judicial Recusal
By Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire—Page 13

Technology: The Rise of ‘Cheeky Amici’
By Raffi Melkonian, Esquire—Page 30

Regular Features

Inn the News—Page 3
The American Inns of Court Experience—Y. Jun Roh, EsquirePage 28
Profile in ProfessionalismPage 29
Program SpotlightPage 31

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