Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Words to eliminate from your legal writing

In his latest ABA Journal column, Bryan Garner urges legal writers to ax certain words from their ABAJ 4-14writing.  He explains that and/or is not a word, and that you can write perfectly well without it. He also lists the stuffy legalese words herein, pursuant to, whereas, witnesseth, same when it means it, and said when it's "a fancy-pants substitute for the."  See Garner's April column for his complete list of words and explanations of why you should eliminate them.



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