February 1, 2021

Legal writing is a critical skill for attorneys of all levels, but it is especially important for law students and associates at the beginning of their careers. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's "Advanced Legal Writing" class focuses on the art of communication and invites experienced attorneys, including Much's Ursha Magajne, to share their advice.

Ursha, a principal in Much's Business & Finance group and a Northwestern alumna, discussed messaging to your audience, noting that "If you're writing for a client ... you may want to tailor the way you communicate, so that somebody who's not a lawyer will understand." Based on her experience as a practicing attorney and an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law teaching legal writing, she also highlighted the importance of reserving time to edit your written product.

Ursha's insights were included in a CBA Record article titled "Communication is Key: Writing Tips for Junior Attorneys (and Those Who Supervise Them)."

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