This article urges lawyers to invigorate their writing with short words that forcefully and accurately present fact and law For legally trained and lay readers alike, law and public policy are complex enough as it is. Lawyers serve their clients and causes most effectively with the simplest possible writing that, in the context as the lawyer perceives it, conveys the intended message.
Douglas E. Abrams,
Long Ideas, Short Words, 72 Journal of the Missouri Bar 148
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