While preparing a CLE for our associates, I drafted and posted my five tips for good legal writing, along with comments and examples. The tips are:
- Avoid needless words.
- Use shorter words.
- Use shorter sentences.
- Avoid passive voice.
- There is no good writing. Only good re-writing.
I hope you have a chance to read the post, along with some of the linked examples, and that they are of use to you in your work.