Thursday, November 15, 2012
Recently, in denying a lawyer's motion to exceed the court's the page limit, a federal judge offered a stinging lesson on how to edit. By eliminating "redundancy, verbosity, and legalism," the judge reduced one of the lawyer's passages from approximately 125 words to 47 words. He then suggested that the lawyer apply the same technique to comply with the page limit.
hat tip: Joe Kimble