Saturday, February 17, 2007

judges favor plain English

Are your students reluctant to believe that judges favor clear, direct writing?  Refer them to this article about Judge Mark Painter of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals.  I especially like this quote:  "Words are our 'parts inventory' in the business of law. The turning of words into a product -- a brief, a trust, an opinion letter -- is not a job of easy assembly. It is art. The more vivid our colors, the sharper our images, the more effective our art."

(njs)

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