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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Minimize prepositional phrases. Question every of. (Part 1; PDF)

Vol. 107 No. 1 (2023) | Toward Fairer, Quicker, Cheaper Litigation
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The Case for Contractions (PDF)

Vol. 106 No. 3 (2023) | Forging New Trails
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Ejusdem Generis: What Is It Good For?

Vol. 100 No. 2 (2016) | A Judge in Public Life
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Another plea to hold the acronyms (PDF)

Vol. 105 No. 2 (2021) | Judicial Independence