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Writing the valuable client letter

In modern practice, clients want lawyers’ advice to help them make their own decisions, not to have lawyers make the decisions for them. Making the client feel empowered by legal services drives up the value of your letter. In contrast, the “legal masterpiece” can disengage clients and makes your legal opinion appear just an expensive “cost of doing business.” February’s Canadian Lawyer monthly column, The Accidental Mentor, serves up comic fare about a most serious topic: Writing the valuable client letter.