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30 Suggestions to Improve Your Legal Writing

There’s an excellent list of resources on Plain Language and the Law at PLAIN (Plain Language Association International).

One of the best articles is LEGAL WRITING 201: 30 SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE READABILITY (OR, HOW TO WRITE FOR JUDGES, NOT LIKE JUDGES)

Read it here: http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/Legal/legalwriting.pdf

Setting aside the debate as to whether the use of “plain” or “simpler” language can advance/protect your client’s position as effectively as dense legalese, these 30 suggestions will absolutely improve your writing — which will improve your relationships with your clients and the courts in front of whom you practice.

Here’s the full list of articles from PLAIN:  http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/Legal/

 

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