An article appearing in the American Bar Association journal provides solid advice on effective legal writing for lawyers. The author's bottom-line advice is: "If I were reading this for the first time, would I understand everything it says?” The author stresses the importance of clarity, simplicity, brevity, and use of active voice, among other recommendations.
The article is available at this link: Listen to What You Write: Your Ears Will Tell You if You’re Communicating Ideas Effectively
Perry Cone practices insurance, compliance and government law, and consults for in-house counsel, from the Tallahassee office of GrayRobinson. He writes from his perspective as a former general counsel, legal executive, and leader in the Florida insurance industry. Visit Perry's blog at www.leadinginhouse.com/
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