From Lawyerist.com: "A Brief Guide to Editing Like a Pro," by Chris Bradley--
Read most any published piece of fiction and it’s been revised and edited like mad. The same goes for a lot of other pieces of writing, from essays to literary journalism. There’s a reason for this: putting the words down is relatively easy (presuming the blank page hasn’t scared you frozen from the start). But getting from first draft to final draft is more difficult.
At the full post, Bradley offers a 5-step guide for "editing like a pro," which you should consult if you want to make your legal writing "scream with persuasion and polish and style."
And check out these related posts from the Trial Practice Tips Weblog:
1. "Writing First Drafts"