Legal Writing: Tips and Tricks from the Front Lines

Andrew Struve
February 26, 2022


Legal writing is something you do every day, but not all lawyers do it as well as they should. Legal writing often goes wrong because we started writing before we took sufficient time to consider the audience and the goal we are trying to achieve. In this program, veteran litigator Andrew Struve provides sage advice and practical tips for effective and persuasive legal writing including how to: Tailor your writing to appeal to the reader and to achieve your underlying purpose; Focus your writing to achieve the key objectives of clarity, organization, conciseness, persuasiveness and credibility; and Avoid common errors that distract the reader and detract from the persuasiveness of your writing. The program includes an outline of tips and tricks that you can refer to the next time you are drafting an important legal document.


Andrew Struve, Shareholder, Buchalter P.C., Orange County, CA

Andrew is a member of the Health Care and Litigation practice groups in Buchalter’s Orange County office. Andrew focuses his practice on complex healthcare litigation and unfair competition actions as well as regulatory compliance matters. He has particular expertise in provider and plan representation, private equity, insurance, and the defense of consumer suits. An experienced litigator in the healthcare field, Andrew has litigated both provider and health plan disputes, class and other representative actions, federal and state qui tam litigation, antitrust suits, RICO actions, managed care contracting suits, earnout disputes, partnership actions, bad faith claims, and payment disputes. He has also conducted numerous sensitive internal investigations and compliance audits, as well as responses to governmental and commercial billing/coding challenges. In addition to leading litigation teams in healthcare disputes in federal and state courts across the United States, Andrew serves as national governance, regulatory, and compliance counsel for a number of companies and many healthcare clients. He is an Elected Member of the American Law Institute, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating it confers.

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