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