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Watch Your Word Choice

Watch Your Word Choice

Pompous words and weasel words and how to avoid them, the problem that idioms and clichés create, and what to do about technical legal terminology.


Welcome to Watch Your Word Choice! Throughout this video, we’ll be showing you examples on screen, which won’t be narrated. When you see these, please pause the video for as long as you need to read and understand them. After all, we’re in no hurry!

In our earlier tutorial, Client-Focused Legal Writing, we discussed how the best legal writing is targeted to, and tailored for, an audience. That seems simple enough. But as writer and comedian Will Rogers said sometime near the turn of last...