A Portrait of the Lawyer as an Artist

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"A Portrait of the Lawyer as an Artist," written by Daniel E.Cummins, Esquire of the Scranton Law Firm Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini & Cummins first appeared in the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine. The article described the practicing civil litigation or appellate lawyer as a craftsman who uses the English language as the tools of his trade. In the article Attorney Cummins traced the educational process of a lawyer as a writer through his beginnings as an English Major at Villanova University and lamented the stifling of creative writing in the law school setting at the Dickinson School of Law. In the article, Attorney Cummins also suggest various writing tips designed to help attorney improve their writing skills.

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