Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1993

Keywords

Legal writing, Quotation

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Legal writing relies heavily on the words of others. The impulse to repeat verbatim the words of applicable authorities is often compelling. While an authority may be integral to your discussion, quoting lengthy passages actually may interfere with your message. This column addresses quotation fundamentals—when and how much to quote.

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