Friday, February 10, 2012

Legal writing tips from the Chief Justice of Canada

The Right Honorable Beverly McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, presented some thoughts about legal writing atBeverley_McLachlin a 2011 Scribes luncheon. The bad news about legal writing, she said, is that it is “difficult to do well.”  The good news is that “legal writing is getting better.” She then offered four guidelines, each of which begins with the word “understand,” to emphasize her overall conclusion: “Good thinking and good legal writing are one and the same.” Read a transcript of her talk at page 9 of the Late Fall 2011 Scrivener.

 (jdf)

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Excellent thought and highly important.

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