Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language Kindle Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1531008642
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Editorial Reviews


"Seeing Through Legalese would be a valuable addition to the library of any legislative drafter. . . . [O]verall this is a terrific book that I thoroughly recommend. Joe Kimble deservedly is a legend in the plain language world, and we all have much to learn from him." —The Loophole (Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel)

Joe Kimble’s latest book is a treasure trove of essays . . . . The book is packed with project case studies and before-and-after examples, . . . contains guidance and commentary on how to achieve clarity in legal writing, . . . explains the philosophy behind plain language, and gives insights into Joe’s amazing career . . . . This book is no dry dissertation — it’s an enjoyable read. Joe includes a few speeches he’s given over the years. These speeches are packed with insights into his drive to elevate the quality of legal [writing] . . . .” —Write (New Zealand) blog

“Every lawyer who drafts transactional documents or legislation needs this book . . . . In addition to his drafting lessons, Kimble includes essays on a variety of legal-writing topics . . . . [Seeing Through Legalese] is a treasure trove of advice 30 years in the making.” —CBA (Chicago Bar Association) Record

“Joe puts his drafting and editing choices out there for the world to see—complete with detailed annotations and explanations of why he made them. . . . Seeing Through Legalese, if you attend to it carefully, is bound to make you a better editor and a better writer. . . . All in all, [the book] addresses so many issues about plain language—from wording to editing to citing— that it is worth its weight in gold.” —Michigan Bar Journal

“The collection is what the author wants all legal writing to be: well written (which is to say, written and organized so that it can be easily understood), informative, and appropriately light. . . . To those who support using plain language in legal writing: This book is for you, and I recommend you read it as soon as possible.” —Florida Bar Journal

About the Author

Joseph Kimble is Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Product details

  • File Size: 681 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (October 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,518 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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