Cliches Don’t Cut the Mustard

Lawyers, it turns out, are not so special. They have just as much difficulty writing and speaking well in their native tongue as the next person. Poor grammar. Jargon. Weird syntax. The ever-popular use of 10 words when one will do. You have your own pet peeves—we certainly have ours—but how can we get past them? Today we begin a new regular feature called "Get to the Point," with clear communication and easy listening in mind. First up, Steve Taylor takes on cliches. ...

Originally published November 6, 2012
Last updated April 13, 2019
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