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At Least Do The Easy Stuff


Vol. 105 No. 1 (2021) | The Courts Held | Download PDF Version of Article
Person marking paper with red pen

In these two examples, I have done very little rewriting. I simply used plain words and cut unnecessary words (including the egregiously unnecessary parentheticals). And in the second one, I replaced “petitioner” with the party’s business name. None of this will be news to readers of this column. And it all goes to show that bad habit accounts for much of what’s wrong with legal writing.

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