Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ebenezer Scribe learns a lesson

For some seasonal enjoyment, check the latest Plain Language column in the Michigan Bar Journal. Titled AScrooge Legal-Writing Carol, it follows verbose lawyer Ebenezer Scribe on a journey warning him against turgid writing. The column’s author, Thomas M. Cooley Law School professor Mark Cooney, reproduces some especially frightening legalese that motivates Scribe to change his evil ways.

Hat tip: Joe Kimble



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