Thursday, April 12, 2012

History of Scribes

A recent post on this blog mentioned Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers. For more informationScribes J about the organization’s history, check the cover article in the latest New York State Bar Association Journal.  In it, Gary Spivey describes how a group of prominent legal authors founded Scribes in 1953 in the hope that it would be "a potent foe of 'legalese.'" Scribes continues to promote “clear, succinct and forcible” legal writing through its many activities, which include awarding prizes for student writing and publishing a lively journal, the Scribes Journal of Legal Writing (shown at right).


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