Nix the Acronyms

2 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2015 Last revised: 3 Mar 2015

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Judith D. Fischer

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Because acronyms can hinder a document's readability, courts have expressed displeasure with them in legal writing. This article provides an example of a passage containing cumbersome acronyms and offers suggestions for fixing it.

Keywords: acronyms, initialisms, legal writing, courts, judges

JEL Classification: K10, K00

Suggested Citation

Fischer, Judith D., Nix the Acronyms (2015). 79 Bench & Bar Magazine 17, January 2015; University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2015-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560029

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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