Month: March 2014


Alphabet Attack

It wouldn’t be spring in America without some federal judges publicly criticizing attorneys in a genre now known as “benchslap.” The offended court this time: the D.C. Circuit. The court’s target: acronyms in briefs


Passive on Purpose

For as much as the legal-writing academy rails against the passive voice, few attorneys can distinguish a true passive construction from a false positive. (Don’t feel bad if you can’t, by the way, as