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Be Direct

5 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2013 Last revised: 26 Mar 2014

Judith D. Fischer

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: July 10, 2013

Abstract

Some legal writing is vague, but direct phrasing is clearer and stronger. Specify who did what in order to sharpen legal writing.

Keywords: legal writing, indirect, direct writing, vague, general, passive voice, expletive constructions, weasel phrasing, obfuscate, vivid writing

Suggested Citation

Fischer, Judith D., Be Direct (July 10, 2013). Kentucky Bench and Bar Magazine 32 (July 2013); University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2014-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335011

Judith D. Fischer (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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