Last year at about this time, I wrote this in a blog post, “Corporate Annual Reports – Plain-English’s Last Frontier?”
Update: Corporate Annual Reports – Plain-Language Progress?
Note to legal writers: You CAN start sentences with But.
My colleague Joe Kimble has attempted to refute the common superstition against beginning a sentence with the word "but."
Legal Writing Experts Explain the Evolving "They"
One thing is for sure. Only writing professionals and the grammar elite have the passion to wrap their heads around a single word and articulate, with authority, how that one word has evolved. Writing experts WMU-Cooley Professor Brad Charles and Thomas Myers, editor-in-chief of The Clarity Journal explore the genesis of the word they in the June 2019 issue of Michigan Bar Journal. Below are excerpts. Click here for the full article with citations. Posted with permission from the June 2019 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.
Kimble Center for Legal Drafting Established at WMU-Cooley Law School
Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School is pleased to announce that it has established the Kimble Center for Legal Drafting. The Center is named for Joseph Kimble, a distinguished professor emeritus and internationally recognized expert on plain language and legal drafting. He taught legal research and writing at WMU–Cooley for more than 30 years.