Write it Rite: Demystifying the Art of LegalSpeak
Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
April 29, 2019
Martin A. Schwartz discussed the art of legal writing and the use of proper English rather than legalese in drafting documents.
A capable legal writer is concise, precise, authoritative or persuasive and clear. Legalese is notorious for complex words and convoluted sentences. “Plain language,” advocated by many legal practitioners is a more effective method of communicating complex ideas. Critically examining legalese and learning the principles of plain language can help to markedly improve legal writing.
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