The Worst Mistakes in Legal Writing — Part I

Gerald Lebovits, The Legal Writer, The Worst Mistakes in Legal Writing — Part I, 90 N.Y. St. B.J. 64 (Feb. 2018)

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Gerald Lebovits

Columbia University - Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York University School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2018

Abstract

This article, the first in a series, covers notable errors in legal writing. This column discusses mistakes involving tense, subject/verb agreement, gender, capital letters, pronouns, I vs. me vs. myself, lists, comparisons, active and passive voice, dangling participles, formatting, contractions, and articles.

Keywords: tense, subject/verb agreement, gender, capital letters, pronouns, I vs. me vs. myself, lists, comparisons, active and passive voice, dangling participles, formatting, conrtactions, articles

Suggested Citation

Lebovits, Gerald, The Worst Mistakes in Legal Writing — Part I (February 1, 2018). Gerald Lebovits, The Legal Writer, The Worst Mistakes in Legal Writing — Part I, 90 N.Y. St. B.J. 64 (Feb. 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3133629

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