Legal writing, Word choice, Brevity
Sturm College of Law
You are pondering which word to use in a brief. Which should you sue—“supra,” “aforementioned” or “above”? Be cautious of Latin and archaic English words. If you use them, your argument, as well as your reputation may be placed at risk.
K.K. DuVivier, Be Plain, 21 Colo. Law. 909 (May 1992).
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