Harrison shares tips on how to perfect a memo or brief and the time commitment involved.
Writing a draft is just the beginning; spending time perfecting the language, shortening it, and improving subject headings is crucial.
In large law firms, it's rare for a memo or brief to come out as perfect in the beginning, so spending extra time on it is necessary to ensure conclusions are supported and the writing is readable.
Yeah, so the thing is, you typically write a draft of everything that you write. Still, then you spend a lot of time perfecting it, perfecting the language, shortening it, removing things, writing better, subject headings, all that sort of thing, whether it's a memo or brief.
Then you do in a large law firm is never going to, if it's done, is never going to come out as perfect or anywhere near perfect in the beginning because, many times, there are better ways of looking into things.
There are better ways of shortening your words and making them more readable. Sometimes your conclusions may not be supported, so yeah, most people who are good at this stuff will spend a lot more time.