Precision, Clarity, Conciseness: Three Interrelated Hallmarks of Good Legal Writing

Ask just about any legal reader what the most important qualities of effective legal writing are, and his answer will likely include these three: precision, clarity, and conciseness. Ask any legal writer the same question – even a novice legal writer – and the answer will likely be the same. In fact, precision, clarity, and conciseness are so widely recognized as central to effective legal writing that it seems paradoxical that legal writers have so much trouble with these aspects of their task. Read the full story »