JWB Family Law was honored to be featured in the May/June 2019 issue of the Journal for the San Diego County Bar Association’s (SDCBA).
In her article titled “How to be Understood With Great Clarity: Be Blunt,” JWB Family Law founder, Jane Wesley Brooks, gave tips for making declarations and correspondence more clear and concise. Learning to write with greater clarity and purpose, she says, can help attorneys avoid miscommunication and confusion in court, no matter who the recipient is.
From how to use headings and subheadings, to what words to avoid, this is a must-read for any attorney looking to improve their writing.
Communication should also matter for clients. It’s crucial that clients choose attorneys who understand how and why clear communication affects their case, as poor communication could result in an unfavorable outcome for the client. It’s also helpful to know that an attorney is able to clearly define and explain information to the client, so they can easily understand what’s going on in regard to their case.
Want to read more? Check out the article here!
The Importance of the CFLS Designation
A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriage, child and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.
Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.