Scribes Journal of Legal Writing Vol. 18 (2019): 27-35
9 Pages Posted: 11 May 2018 Last revised: 17 Apr 2019
"There is an accuracy that defeats itself by the overemphasis in details," Justice Benjamin Cardozo wrote in his 1925 collection Law and Literature and Other Essays and Addresses. The problem hasn't gone away, as any reader of legal briefs, contracts, and memos can attest. This essay offers a few ways to help.
Keywords: editing, legal writing, advocacy, persuasion
JEL Classification: K1
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