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JUDICIAL & LEGAL WRITING: The Number #1 Rule For Improvement – CUTTING (20-02)

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One of the most common complaints raised by judges regarding written submissions filed by attorneys, guardians, child protection workers (and others), involves an issue that is surprisingly easy to fix .

There is a myriad of publications dedicated to the improvement of legal writing. Unfortunately, you often need an English degree to understand anything past the first paragraph. There is, however, a simple way to dramatically improve any style of legal writing that has nothing to do with dangling participles or misuse of pronouns.

This Training Updates explains how to accomplish that goal.

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINT READY COPY OF UPDATE 20-02

JUDICIAL & LEGAL WRITING: The Number One Rule for Improving = CUTTING (15-14) (Replaced by 20-02)

Thomas Jefferson VerbosityThere is a myriad of publications and articles dedicated to the improvement of legal writing. Unfortunately, in many of these materials, you need an English degree to understand anything past the first paragraph. There is, however, a simple way to dramatically improve any style of legal writing that has nothing to do with dangling participles or misuse of pronouns, etc.  

“Cutting” down your writing is the key to making it better. Cutting does not require any particular knowledge of grammar or writing style.  This training update covers three basic steps that every judge and attorney should learn to follow.

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PendletonUpdate15-14 (replaced by 20-02)