Some Legal Words and Phrases We Can Do Without
Austin Lawyer, No. 6, May 2008
2 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2009
Part of becoming a lawyer is mastering legal vocabulary, be it archaic, fancy, or Latin. It's an important part of what law students and novice legal writers have to learn. But part of becoming an expert legal writer is shedding the archaic, the fancy, and the Latin. Too often, those legal words do nothing but make the text sound like a lawyer wrote it. Always, there are effective alternatives.
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