About Joseph Kimble

Joseph Kimble is an emeritus professor at WMU–Cooley Law School. He is senior editor of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, the editor of the Plain Language column in the Michigan Bar Journal, and the author of three books and many articles on legal writing (not to mention a children’s book). He served as drafting consultant on the projects to restyle the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. Follow him on Twitter @ProfJoeKimble.

Written by Joseph Kimble

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The Wonderfully Versatile Em-Dash (PDF)

Vol. 106 No. 1 | Necessarily Engaged
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Ejusdem Generis: What Is It Good For?

Vol. 100 No. 2 | A Judge in Public Life
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Another plea to hold the acronyms (PDF)

Vol. 105 No. 2 | Judicial Independence
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Revising an Order

Vol. 100 No. 4 | Steady As She Goes
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Hold the Parentheticals, Please

Vol. 101 No. 1 | Citizen-centered Courts
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A better first paragraph, please

Vol. 101 No. 2 | Can science save justice?
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On Names, Pronouns, and Paragraphing

Vol. 104 No. 3 | Judges on the March