This article focuses on areas where busy practitioners can aspire for plain English and not only improve their writing but possibly avoid a few pitfalls. As Justice Brandeis once remarked[, "T]here is no such thing as good writing. There is only good rewriting" So here are three areas to focus on as you rewrite: minimizing initialisms, acronyms, and defined terms; losing legal jargon and cutting clutter; and balancing legal terms and precision. [excerpt]
CU Commons Citation
Dykstra J, Enhancing the Effectiveness of Your Legal Writing with Plain English, Advocate, Nov./Dec. 2016, at 54, 56.