September 26, 2012
Judges advise clarity and succinctness in legal writing
The most common comment I received dealt with organization and clarity of court filings. [L]ong, rambling briefs are ineffective. . . . . [M]ore often than not, a longer brief is confusing for the reader and less effective because the writer fails to clarify and hone the issues facing the court. . . .
In addition to advocating for clear and concise writing, many judges and clerks reiterated the importance of proofreading. It's a basic housekeeping skill for writers . . . .
Grant’s short article appeared in the August issue of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association.
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