Down the Writing Well

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Writing with pen and paper every day may sound antiquated in a lawyer’s world of digital communication. But there are unapparent, neurological benefits to putting pen to paper.

Putting thoughts down on paper, for instance, clears your mind for higher-levels of thinking, according to David Allen, author of Getting Things Done.

And if you are like many lawyers and struggle with stress, anxiety, and depression, then the tactile nature of seeing your thoughts unfold on paper can help you process emotions and improve your mental health.

But not all writing utensils are created equal. Every self-respecting attorney should sit down to a legal pad armed with a stylish pen. Whether you are treating yourself or gifting to a colleague, friend, or family member, these pens will be as impressive as the words you write.

Retro 51

You cannot go wrong with Retro 51. The Company’s flagship pen The Tornado comes in nearly every color, including in a Vintage Roosevelt pen and a special Yoga Edition. But our favorite is the Tornado Lincoln Fountain Pen. Hands down, this pen is sharp and writes like ice across a heated pan. This pen will turn heads.


This international pen maker has more than 40 years experience in the luxury pen trade. The quality of Monteverde’s pens is unparalleled and the Company’s designs match old school personality with fresh expectations. For instance, Monteverde makes its own version of a “stylus” pen, the One Touch Stylus Ballpoint, for the millenial associate, but also makes the killer Invincia Stealth Executive Pen. Coming out on top for Monteverde, however, is the Tool Pen. This pen is just fun, with nine different tools for help around the office, including three rulers, a level, and Philips and flathead screwdrivers.

Caran d'Ache

Possibly the best for last. Caran d'Ache is a swiss pen maker in love with the sleek design. It would be very easy to rack up a giant bill shopping at its E-Boutique, buying products like this Leman Bicolor Black Silver-Plated Ballpoint. But fortunately, the Company has a wide range of affordable writing tools. The 849 Popline Ballpoint comes in flashy colors like fluorescent yellow and the Special Edition Edelweiss Ballpoint comes with a fancy, 849 collector’s Tin. When it comes to Caran d'Ache, however, we recommend spending a little extra on a pen you will use for a lifetime: The Retro Ecridor Rhodium Ballpoint Pen is a marvel that will turn heads and make you feel like a someone worth to call herself or himself a lawyer.