How hard are your words working for you? The reason most legal briefs aren’t so brief is because many lawyers don’t know how to write with density. They water down their content with extra words and redundancies that serve little or no purpose whatsoever. So if, in that last sentence, “extra words” and “redundancies” aren’t each guaranteeing enough strides in reader comprehension to justify the space they take up, then I need to delete one. Why use both? Lawyers, don’t be afraid … DELETE!

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