Monday, January 7, 2008
Among the many fine pieces chosen by Green Bag 2d as 2007's exemplary legal writing is a short piece by Roger W. Hughes, titled "Legalese in the Age of IM (Instant Messaging)." Originally published in the Texas Bar's Appellate Advocate newsletter, it is also reproduced here. It's worth a read. Among the suggested IM forms of legalese are these:
The article contains many other clever acronyms, but my favorites are probably those suggested for use by the courts (e.g., Aff'd ULBLoGOI = affirmed, you lost below get over it).