Legal writing, Acronyms
Sturm College of Law
Pause before you next decide to save some space in your brief or contract by defining a term with an acronym. Certainly, if you use only the initial letters of words, whole phrases can be distilled into one new word. Yet acronyms should be used sparingly in legal writing because this economy of ink is rarely an economy of thought.
K.K. DuVivier, A False Economy, 23 Colo. Law. 1061 (May 1994).
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