Professor's article featured in 'Maricopa Lawyer'

<p>Today's legal writers should take a cue from retired NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, who introduced the day's reports with interesting summaries, Professor <a href="/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=809">Tamara Herrera</a> wrote in the September edition of Maricopa Lawyer.</p><separator></separator><p>Herrera, who writes the column, `Legal Writing,' for the Maricopa County Bar Association's monthly publication, said Brokaw's technique helped readers &quot;tune in&quot; to important questions. That technique, as explained by Mary Beth Beazley in the book, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, works for attorneys, too, Herrera wrote.</p><separator></separator><p>&quot;Many legal writers are guilty of being the boring, uninformative newscasters,&quot; she wrote. &quot;They introduce important quotations with the typical phrase, `The court held the following,' or some variant of that phrase.&quot;</p><separator></separator><p>&quot;By taking the time to introduce a long quotation with a Tom Brokaw introduction, the legal writer ensures that the reader understands the point of the quotation, even if the reader skims or skips the quotation entirely,&quot; she wrote.</p><separator></separator><p>To read the article, click <a href="">here</a>.</… Magruder, <a href=""></a><br />(480) 727-9052<br />Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law</p>