Sturm College of Law
Legal writing, Quotation
The previous column addressed the tendency of legal readers to skip or skim long quotations. To be sure impatient readers do not miss critical points, legal writers can reduce quotations to key words and incorporate those few words into the analysis. Sometimes blocked or indented quotations are helpful.
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K.K. DuVivier, Quotations Part II: Block Quotes, 22 Colo. Law. 1887 (Sept. 1993).