Colorado Lawyer Articles
The Scrivener: Modern Legal Writing
Authored by K.K. Duvivier


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2008 Articles

Attention to Work Product: Errors and Edits - Part I, January 2008
Attention to Work Product: Errors and Edits - Part II, March 2008

2007 Articles

The House That Jack Built With Effective Transitions, January 2007
E-Etiquette: Thoughtful E-Mail Correspondence, March 2007
And Your Point Is? Write Directly, July 2007
Legal Writing Triage: Self-Edit to Solve the Most Common Style Problems, November 2007

2006 Articles

Eye of the Beholder, January 2006
Reviewing Writing Samples, March 2006
"Beholder" Reflections-Part I, May 2006
"Beholder" Reflections-Part II, July 2006
"Beholder" Reflections-Part III, September 2006
Learn to Write "Like the Man on the Six O'Clock News", November 2006

2005 Articles

All for One: Subject-Verb Agreement for Compounds and Collective Subjects, January 2005
Colorado Citations, March 2005
Going on a "Which" Hunt, May 2005
Sorting Things Out- Which, That, Then, Than, When, Where, July 2005
Proofreading Tips, September 2005
The Bluebook No. 18- Thank God for Competition..., November 2005

2004 Articles

Vulcan Mind Melds and Picture Windows, January 2004
Verb-Based Writing, March 2004
Reputation, May 2004
The Reference Brief, July 2004
When Flyspecks Matter -- Part I, September 2004
When Flyspecks Matter -- Part II, November 2004

2003 Articles

Questions from Readers: Redbook Responses - Part II, January 2003
White Space - The Sequel, March 2003
Nothing New Under the Sun - Plagiarism in Practice, May 2003
LAWMANAC-Another Tool for the Shed or Your Computer Desktop, July 2003f
E-filing: Entering the Electronic Age - Part I, September 2003
Straddling the Electronic and Paper Realms - E-filing: Part II, November 2003

2002 Articles

The Aikido Technique for Rebutting Opposing Authority, January 2002
Nitpicking or Significant Contract Choices? Part I, March 2002
Nitpicking or Significant Contract Choices? Part II, June 2002
Nitpicking or Significant Contract Choices? Part III, July 2002
You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover: The Redbook, September 2002
Questions from Readers: Redbook Responses - Part I, November 2002

2001 Articles

Parallel Citations - - Past and Present, January 2001
Writing Help at Your Fingertips - - Readability Scale, March 2001
Footnote Citations? May 20001
Cross-References, As Stated Above, July 2001
Play it Again, Sam: Repetition - Part I, September 2001
Play it Again, Sam: Repetition - Part II, November 2001

2000 Articles

Details, Details: Questions from Readers, January 2000
Pesky Citations, March 2000
Legal Citations for the Twenty-first Century, May 2000
String Citations - Part I, July 2000
String Citation --Part II, September 2000
A New Bluebook, November 2000

1999 Articles

The Blackletter Law of Form, January 1999
Common Words with Uncommon Meanings, March 1999
Further Saith Naught, May 1999
Mooring Modifiers, July 1999
Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Writing: A New Era of Communication - Part I, September 1999
Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Writing: A New Era of Communication - Part II, November 1999

1998 Articles

Plain English Part I: Secrets from the SEC, January 1998
Plain English Part II: Shorter Sentences and Lighter Luggage, March 1998
Plain English Part III: Choosing the Right Words, May 1998
Plain English Part IV: Keep it Straight, Tabulate, July 1998
Plain English Part V: Go Aggro Over Argot, September 1998
Plain English Part VI: Negatives or the Power of Positives, November 1998

1997 Articles

Nothing So Destructive as Habit, January 1997
Readers Speak Out, March 1997
The Footnote = An Interruption, May 1997
Not Selected for Official Publication, July 1997
The Volley of Canons, September 1997
Right Writing or Rite Riting? November 1997

1996 Articles

The Apostrophe: Reports of its Death are Greatly Exaggerated, January 1996
The Dash - - "A Hasty Stroke of the Pen", March 1996
Grammar and Style Check Programs: Machine v. Man, May 1996
Pronoun References Part I - - When No Substitute Will Do, July 1996
Pronoun References Part II - - A Case for Pronouns, September 1996
Professional Courtesy, November 1996

1995 Articles

Proper Words in Proper Places, January 1995
Problems With the Passive Voice, March 1995
A Wise Passiveness, May 1995
The Period and Its Pals, July 1995
The Common Comma: Part I, September 1995
The Common Comma: Part II, November 1995

1994 Articles

Are You Practicing an Uninformed System of Citation? January 1994
Cease and Desist, March 1994
A False Economy, May 1994
The Lady Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks!, July 1994
A Thousand Probabilities, September 1994
Gratifying Rules of Grammar, November 1994

1993 Articles

Road Maps, January 1993
Misguided Metaphors, March 1993
Letters From Readers, May 1993
jQuotations Part I: Fundamentals, July 1993
Quotations Part II: Block Quotes, September 1993
Power Verbs, November 1993

1992 Articles

Judges' Pet Peeves II, January 1992
White Space, March 1992
Be Plain, May 1992
Procrastination, July 1992
Gender Neutral, September 1992
Gender Neutral II, November 1992

1991 Articles

Slide Rules, Telegrams and Legal Writing, March 1991
Bold Beginnings, May 1991
Getting Organized, July 1991
Getting Organized: Part II, September 1991
Judges' Pet Peeves I, November 1991