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Lawyers Spoof Lawyers’ Writing Style. But Do They Stop Doing It?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 29, 2017

No. 1,385

Here’s a Christmas Card that appears on the December 25th post of a blog run by a couple of law professors.

 

Courtesy of Appellate Advocacy Blog

Yes, everybody recognizes this ludicrous lawyerly writing style. Everybody knows how stilted and pretentious it sounds. Everybody knows that it is an attempt to relieve the writer from liability that would never happen or provide certitude that nobody needs. Everybody laughs at it. But is anybody even trying to stop writing that way?

Or maybe we should say, “Is anybody reasonably trying to stop?”

CLT

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