Thursday, October 06, 2011

Legal writing tip of the day

No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader's intelligence, or whose attitude is patronizing.
-- E.B. White, The Elements of Style


... Or one might say: concealing one's distrust of the reader's intelligence is one of the greatest challenges in legal writing?

(Hint: boldfacing textual sentences throughout the brief? That doesn't conceal the distrust. On the contrary.)

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