Once you have found the relevant facts and law related to your legal problem (see “Search”) and have analyzed the results (see “Analyze”), you must communicate the results of your findings to your audience.

As a lawyer, you will probably communicate the results of your research both orally and in writing. Your audience will vary according to the occasion. Typically, your audiences may include clients, witnesses, other lawyers, and judges or a panel of judges.

The interactions that you have with your audience will have several aims, including communicating your thoughts and arguments clearly and coherently. Importantly for lawyers, your communication skills have another aim: to persuade.

Research One has put together articles and links to software that will help you communicate clearly and persuasively.

For example, sections on improving your vocabulary will help you to find the right words when you need them. Articles and software on correct spelling and correct grammar will help you to make sure you do not lose credibility in the mind of your audience through bad spelling and bad English.

To get started, explore our knowledge base on the knowledge and skills you need to communicate your arguments clearly and persuasively.