Writing for the law: 6 words/phrases you should avoid #writinglegally

Posted on 03-18-2015 by
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Have ever found yourself reading a legal document and thought to yourself “they could have conveyed the same point easier”. Typical legal writing can be quite “wordy”. So how can you make your writing clearer? Check out these 6 words/phrases that you should avoid in legal writing. (According to legalwritingpro)

1. Don’t use: “subsequent to” or “following.”

    Try using: “after”


2. Don’t use: “in the present case,” “in the instant case,” “in the case at bar,” or even “in this case.”

    Try using: “here”


3. Don’t use: “therefore” or “consequently” or “accordingly.”

    Try using: “so” or “thus” or “then.”


4. Don’t use: “in order to.”

    Try using: “to”


5. Don’t use: “prior to.”

    Try using: “before.”


6. Don’t use: “despite the fact that” and “notwithstanding the fact that.”

    Try using: “although” or “even though.”

So what do you think? Are there any other situations that were not mentioned above? Let us know below.

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