Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Plain English: will it ever conquer all?

A reader asks--

Why is it that despite 40 years or more of unbroken efforts to improve legal writing and a constant drumbeat of "Write plain English!" (at least one book a year is published that preaches that message), few lawyers seem to get the idea? By and large, it's as if none of it ever happened. Legal writing remains dreadful.

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