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To be or not to be: a good legal writer

Business Insider culls 6 writing tips from Bryan Garner’s interview with Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan.

Jacob Shamsian captures the tips as follows (excerpt):
1. Be a good reader — don’t skim
2. Write so normal people can understand you
3. … But don’t dumb yourself down too much
4. Have fun!
5. Explain your reasoning
6. Get feedback from people you trust


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One thought on “To be or not to be: a good legal writer

  1. Pattersonlaw

    To be, or not to be–that is the question: whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take these tips which I think are sound and not hard to stick with!

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