Bench & Bar Kentucky, Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 41-42, July 2003
2 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2006
Good legal writing is divided and subdivided using headings. Headings serve two purposes. First, they break long, complex material into more-easily digested pieces. Second, headings function as signposts that guide your reader through your prose.
Headings should be (1) structural (using traditional outline form); descriptive (case names usually are unhelpful); (3) independent (so a reader who skips a heading does not become lost); and (4) consistent in content, grammatical structure, and typography.
Keywords: legal writing, heading, signpost
JEL Classification: K00
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