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Lifting the Fog of Legalese

Essays on Plain Language

by Joseph Kimble

  • 239 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Carolina Academic Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Terminology,
  • Legal Writing,
  • Law,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • United States,
  • Legal System,
  • Language,
  • Legal composition

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8877468M
    ISBN 101594602123
    ISBN 109781594602122
    OCLC/WorldCa61758580

    Has Your Legal Writing Plateaued? What kind of graphics can I use? Kimble gives examples of how one can convey the same meaning with plain language. Writing with Precision, Jefferson Bates.

    Get this book, and then get a copy for every lawyer, judge, legislator, and law professor you know. Format documents to improve readability. Writing with Precision, Jefferson Bates. Another myth, according to Kimble, is that traditional legal language is needed to protect an organization if a case is brought against it. Written by 18f employees.

    No party ever moves for summary judgment in favor of the opposing party. Plain Language for Lawyers can help. A must-read for regulatory writers! I have some authority backing me up. You sit there trying to understand what they say but all you see are dense legalese, winding sentences, heretofores, hereins, hereinafter and all the like. He can be reached at mark cohenslaw.


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Lifting the Fog of Legalese by Joseph Kimble Download PDF Ebook

Most of them are not available online, but they are well worth acquiring. There have always been plain language lawyers. Add this volume to your shelf of indispensable books.

Plain Language for Everyone: Lifting the Fog of Legalese Targets Wide Audience

Lawyers, like health professionals, are becoming increasingly aware of the need for and benefits of plain language. Kimble addresses some myths about plain language in law and offers strong evidence that plain language is more effective than legalese.

He can be reached at mark cohenslaw.

Has Your Legal Writing Plateaued?

As well, the team should include one or more readers to review each draft and determine whether documents truly are understandable and useful. Then ask for suggestions and take them to heart. Set a goal to read one book on writing every year. In part two, Prof. In this book he brings all those qualities to bear—and no lawyer can safely ignore the wisdom it contains.

While I would strongly recommend this book to everyone in the legal profession I would also recommend it to anyone who communicates with the written word.

Find a trusted colleague, friend, or supervisor, someone whose judgment and writing you respect. The same holds true for legal writing.

In fact, it tends to make the meaning clearer. Part one of Seeing Through Legalese explains the legal writing principles employed in that effort and includes numerous side-by-side comparisons so Lifting the Fog of Legalese book can see how the drafters employed plain language principles to simplify and improve the rules.

For official healthcare documents, subject-matter experts should include clinicians who ensure medical content is correct and lawyers to confirm legal accuracy.

Helen Osborne helps organizations communicate health Lifting the Fog of Legalese book in ways patients and families can understand. It provides a step-by-step guide to planning, writing, designing, Lifting the Fog of Legalese book testing documents.

Plain language has been taught in law schools in Australia for almost 20 years. It explodes the myths put forward by people who either are lazy or intend to confound, and it points out many ways to use precise and clear prose to tell it 'as it is.

This book has great real-world examples proving how plain language can save your organization money and time. The Plain Language Action and Information Network develops and maintains the content of this site with support from the General Services Administration.

Plain Language for Lawyers can help. Master new approaches to writing. Also contains bibliography. And the profs were outstanding, of course. This book is a fine piece of advocay in support of plain English.

A passionate advocate for eliminating legalese, Prof. On Writing, Stephen King. Kimble outdid himself on this. One essay analyzes a statute, starting with impenetrable legalese and ending with Kimble's clearer plain language construction.

Contact us to purchase a digital version of this chapter. No other American book combines the strong evidence and myth-busting arguments for plain legal language with so much practical advice and so many useful examples.Oct 18,  · His book The Winning Brief has some good examples.

Joseph Kimble has also written that using diagrams, tables, and charts to explain the text is one of the elements of plain language.

See Joseph Kimble, The Elements of Plain Language, in Lifting the Fog of Legalese: Essays on Plain Language 69, 70 (Carolina. I read a recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion (People galisend.comcki) that I believe validates eliminating the word “shall” in legal documents or galisend.com legal writing scholars suggest using “must” instead of “shall” for a mandatory word because “shall has become.

Lifting the Fog of Legalese is an entertaining and stimulating read and will be a good addition to academic, county, court, and firm libraries-basically any setting where lawyers are producing galisend.com: Joseph Kimble.Use pdf to indicate requirements. The word “must” is the clearest way to convey to your audience that they have to do something.

“Shall” is one of those officious words that .lifting the fog of legalese Download Book Lifting The Fog Of Legalese in PDF format. You can Read Online Lifting The Fog Of Legalese here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.Lifting the fog of legalese: essays on plain language ebook by Joseph Kimble.

ebook. cm. the book. I realize that I repeat points in some of the essays, and for a reason. I wanted each essay (except for the one that is split up) to remain more or less intact and self-contained.