Judith D. Fischer
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
July 1, 2009
Bench & Bar, Vol. 73, p. 48, July 2009
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2009-10
This article defines the term 'cliché' and provides examples from both common usage and legal writing. It then cites reported opinions in which judges have disapproved of lawyers’ trite phrasing. The article concludes by advising legal writers to replace clichés with strong, direct language.
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Keywords: Cliche, trite, legal writing, judge, lawyer, opinion, strong language, direct languageAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 10, 2009 ; Last revised: September 17, 2009
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