... [G]ood legal writing should contain no more and no fewer words than necessary to convey the idea to the reader.... I suggest you spend your time removing wordy stock phrases, replacing weak verbs, and eliminating nominalizations to create more concise documents. [excerpt]
CU Commons Citation
Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Cutting the Clutter: Three Steps to More Concise Legal Writing, Advocate, Jan. 2011, at 41.