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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Revising an Order

Vol. 100 No. 4 (2016) | Steady As She Goes
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Hold the Parentheticals, Please

Vol. 101 No. 1 (2017) | Citizen-centered Courts
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A better first paragraph, please

Vol. 101 No. 2 (2017) | Can science save justice?
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On Names, Pronouns, and Paragraphing

Vol. 104 No. 3 (2020-21) | Judges on the March
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Headings, please. The more, the better

Vol. 104 No. 2 (2020) | Coping with COVID
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The Plague of String Citations

Vol. 104 No. 1 (2020) | A Clearer View
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Zap Multiword Prepositions, Please

Vol. 102 No. 2 (2018) | Rights That Made The World Right
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Go Light on Heavy Connectors

Vol. 103 No. 2 (2019) | Pay NCAA athletes?
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Not So Fast: A Response to the Garner Response to My Article on Lockhart

by Joseph Kimble

Vol. 102 No. 2 (2018) | Rights That Made The World Right
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Let’s ditch unnecessary procedural detail

Vol. 102 No. 1 (2018) | Forensic Fail
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Repairing Long Sentences (PDF)

Vol. 102 No. 3 (2018) | Crowdsourcing and Data Analytics