LogoLegal Writing Best Practices       
a workshop in 40 fundamentals                  

Workshop Textbooks 

       Legal Writing Best Practices Workshop is based on two outstanding texts, copies of which will be given to each participant. 

Lifting the Fog of Legalese

by Joseph Kimble 

Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises

by Bryan A. Garner

 Joseph Kimble has taught legal writing for more than 20 years at Thomas Cooley Law School.  He is editor-in-chief of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, the longtime editor of the “Plain Language” column in the Michigan Bar Journal, the president of the international organization Clarity, and the drafting consultant on all federal court rules.  He recently led the work in redrafting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 

Bryan A. Garner is author of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage and The Elements of Legal Style, and is editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary.  He has taught at the University of Texas School of Law and Southern Methodist University School of Law.  He is president of LawProse, Inc., a Dallas-based company that provides writing and drafting seminars to lawyers and judges across the United States and abroad.