Thursday, May 17, 2007

how to keep it short

Attorney Evan Schaeffer makes some very helpful points about concise brief writing on The Illinois Trial Practice Blog.  He lists some of the reasons many attorneys feel compelled to file long briefs with the court.  And he does a particularly good job of articulating some ways to overcome these compulsions, approaching the problem from a broader view than a typical writing teacher's suggestions for cutting out unnecessary language.

hat tip:  Professor Diane Murley, Southern Illinois University

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2007/05/shorter_is_bett.html

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