One idea per sentence, lawyers. Please.

Lawyers constantly fear that their words will be taken out of context, so they cram qualifiers in every sentence to combat that possibility. Living in and acting out of fear produces many bad results, and hideous legal writing is but one of them.

Lawyers Who Want to Write

So you think you might want to be a writer rather than practice law? Maybe it’s been a secret ambition for a while, secret even from yourself. Yet it’s not that unusual an ambition for lawyers wanting to get out of law practice. Law is a wordy profession, even though it’s filled with poor writing…