Plain Language in the Legal Profession
The legal profession is shifting toward more straightforward writing.
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Lifting The Fog Of Legalese: Essays On Plain Language, by Joseph Kimble, Carolina Academic Press.
Plain English for Lawyers, Richard Wydick, Carolina Academic Press.
Legal Writing in Plain English, a text with exercises, Bryan Garner, University of Chicago Press.
A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan Garner, Oxford Univ. Press..
Writing Readable Regulations, Thomas Murawski, Carolina Academic Press.
Writing in Plain English, Robert Eagleson, Australian Government Publishing Service (available on-lne).
Plain Language for Lawyers, Michèle Asprey, Federation Press (Australia, available on-line).
Michigan Bar Journal Plain English column. See especially Joe Kimble’s five part series on Lessons in Drafting from the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, starting in August 07.