Monday, June 29, 2009

Scalia, Garner Discuss Legal Writing at Texas State Bar Meeting

Picture 125 Picture 133 picked up a story from aTexas Lawyer Blog (Called "Tex Parte") about a talk that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and legal writing expert Bryan Garner gave in Garner's home state of Texas at the annual meeting of its state bar.   Among the writing tips Scalia shared was to limit the use of italics. He said that legal writing with lots of italics tends to read “like a high school girl’s diary.”  Click here to read more from Tex Parte.

The photos here are not from the event in Texas but from last year's Scribes luncheon during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York.  We still do not have any details about this year's Scribes luncheon, except that it will be in Chicago on the Saturday of the ABA Annual Meeting.


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The Scribes 2009 annual luncheon will be held on Saturday, August 1, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. The location is the Swissotel Chicago, Zurick Salon 3C, at 323 East Upper Wacker Drive. The Honorable Warren Wolfson, Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court is the speaker, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be recognized with a Scribes Lifetime Achievement Award. The Scribes Book Award and Brief-Writing Award will be presented, and the Legal Writing Institute will be recognized on its 25th anniversary. Cost is $50 for Scribes members, $60 for non-members, and $90 for a member and guest. Reservations:

Posted by: Otto Stockmeyer | Jun 30, 2009 6:49:18 AM

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