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How to write good legal stuff

Presenting Eugene Volokh's and J. Alexander Tanford's guide to good legal writing. In it, you'll find:

  • The top 10 signs of bad legal writing.
  • A dictionary of legalese,including:
    • hideous prepositional phrases and their plain English alternatives.
    • hideous phrases ending with prepositions and their plain English alternatives.
    • bad ways lawyers start sentences.
    • sexist words and their nonsexist alternatives.
    • words used only by lawyers and their plain English alternative.
  • Concise guide on writing critically about anything.

(Hat tip to Legal Writing Prof Blog.)