“Lawyering Skills” Courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court

For those of you who have not yet seen this (and I was one of you until earlier today), Bryan Garner, the founder of LawProse and the editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary (as well as a fantastic version of the Official Rules of Golf), has recently conducted a series of interviews with of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court (with the notable exception of Justice David Souter) regarding legal writing and other lawyer skills.  Garner is truly one of the definitive authorities (if not the definitive authority) on legal writing and legal usage of the English language (and, yes, he is a major proponent of the use of plain English in the law and legal writing).  He brings great depth and background to the interviews.  The interviews are available online on the LawProse web site.  I encourage you to take a look.

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