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Translations From Lawyer Talk Part Nine: Talking to the Newbies

Beginner lawyers need to understand Partner Talk (“PT”), which is the language that law firm partners use. 

Here to help the newbies are some translations from Partner Talk to Plain English (“PE”):

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Translations From Lawyer Talk Part Eight:  Talking to Your Corporate Law Clerk

Every corporate lawyer knows that a great corporate clerk is essential to running their practice. However, in order to work most efficiently with their law clerks, corporate lawyers need to be able to communicate with them effectively. Here are some translations from Lawyer Talk (LT), which is the language that lawyers use to speak to their law clerks, to Plain English (PE):

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Translations from Lawyer Talk Part Seven: Client Talk

How we interact with clients sometimes differs from how we interact with other people.  For example, I used to have a partner who played golf with clients.  His name was Drew, and he was an excellent golfer.  We always had to remind Drew that when he golfed with clients, he had to play Client Golf, a game in which he missed a few shots that he might otherwise have made.

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Translations From Lawyer Talk Part Six: Associate Talk

Partners need to understand what their associates are saying to them, but Associates do not always have the gumption to express themselves clearly and partners don’t always listen so well. Here, as yet another extension of my desire to give back to the profession, are some translations from Associate Talk (“AT”) to Plain English (“PE”):

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Translations From Lawyer Talk Part Five: Partner Talk

You know me.  Always giving back to the profession. Today I want to help associates understand what the partners mean when they use certain phrases. Here is your handy, dandy guide to some translations of partner talk (“PT”) to plain English (“PE”).

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Translations from Lawyer Talk Part Four: Speaking to The Other Side (Deal Making)

Once again, since I am all about giving back and public service, I offer these translations from legal talk (“LT”) to plain English (“PE”) to help lawyers communicate effectively with opposing counsel.  I hope that you find them helpful.

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Translations From Lawyer Talk: Part Three

Due to popular demand (I have now asked myself to do this ten times) and as a continued public service, I am providing some more translations from Legal Talk to Plain English.

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Translations From Lawyer Talk: Part Two

As a continuation of my public service, I offer the following additional translations from Lawyer Talk to Plain English:

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Translations From Lawyer Talk

As a public service, I offer the following translations from Lawyer Talk to Plain English: