Much has been written on the benefits of outlining for legal writing specifically and for other professional writing more generally. This commentary provides some of the more common benefits of outlining a legal document.

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Melissa N. Henke, Give Outlines Another Chance, 76 Bench & B. 26 (May 2012).



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