Legal Writing: Occupations
Legal writing is a type of technical writing used by professionals in the legal field. Judges, attorneys, paralegals, and clerks are some of the most common titles held by those in this area. Most of the time, legal writing deals with analyzing and understanding intensely legalistic language and deciphering it for a non-legally-educated audience. It also deals with assessing legal doctrines to either provide aggregating or mitigating arguments for a case. These arguments are found by picking out facts from the specific case(s) at hand and comparing them with decisions made by courts in the past, a process known as stare decisis.