Absolutely! If you are a lawyer and you haven’t accepted the fact that you are a technical writer (just like folks who write jet engine assembly instructions and software manuals), then you’re missing the boat. It’s time for lawyers to shed the scrolls and white wigs and realize the immeasurable benefits of bulleted lists, tables, charts, and other forms of visual and spacial organization that offer much higher yields than your average perfunctory “wherefore” clause.

Check out the Society for Technical Communication. Great tips and resources for concise, ergonomic, reader-focused (or, as they would call it, user-focused) writing.

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