Writing Styles & Legalese:
- "Writing a Brief the George Orwell Way," by Wayne Schiess, explains George Orwell's six rules for writing, and also explains why each rule is applicable and important in legal writing.
- "Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese," by Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School, provides a list of some common clunkers, and their simpler, more readable replacements.
- "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk, Jr., provides writers with requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
- "You Think Anybody Likes Legalese," an article written by Joe Kimble, explains the importance of clear, plain English and examines "the common myth that plain words are pedestrian, dull, and uninspiring; they are beneath the dignity of professional writers."
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