ABA Journal makes the case for PLAIN LANGUAGE

I know you’ve heard it here before, but I just read an article about Plain Language that I couldn’t wait to share. It’s an article by Jim McElhaney in the November 2008 issue of the ABA Journal and can be accessed by clicking here. Teaser below:

Today, most U.S. lawyers share the disability of having gone to law school. . . .

The unspoken but central message of law school is if you want to be a lawyer, learn to write like the judges who wrote the opinions in your casebooks. And even worse, learn to talk like a law professor.

Enjoy!

-RFW

 PS – Another blogger thought this article was noteworthy – http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman/?tag=jim-mcelhaney 

 

 

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