Seldom if ever do I plug a book in my blog. But I just finished one on legal writing that I recommend to my colleagues.

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner, is an extremely practical guide for those of us who earn our keep through persuasive writing and speaking in courts.

If you are a lawyer, or aspire to become one, read it more than once.




Ken Shigley is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia who was recently listed for the fifth consecutive year as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine).  He is also included among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine) and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale).  Mr. Shigley is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. With longexperience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury cases, he now serves as Secretary  of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.