For anyone interested in reading more about legal writing in plain English, here are the sources for the five-part series published on this blog:

Robert W. Benson and Joan B. Kessler, Legalese v. Plain English: An Empirical Study of Persuasion and Credibility in Appellate Brief Writing, 20 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 301 (1987), available at visited January 23, 2017).

Judith D. Fischer, Bareheaded and Barefaced Counsel: Courts React to Unprofessionalism in Lawyers' Papers, 31 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 1 (1997).

Sean Flammer, Persuading Judges: An Empirical Analysis of Writing Style, Persuasion, and the Use of Plain English, 16 Legal Writing: J. Legal Writing Inst. 183 (2010), available at (last visited May 1, 2017).

Bryan A. Garner, Advanced legal writing & editing: a LawProse Seminar (LawProse, Inc.) (2014).

Bryan A. Garner, Judges on Effective Writing: The Importance of Plain Language, 84-Feb Mich. B.J. 44 (Feb. 2005).

Bryan A. Garner, The elements of legal style (Oxford University Press) (2002).

Lynn N. Hughes, Clearing the Fog of Words: Writing for Effect and Efficiency (The University of Texas Admiralty and Maritime Law Institute 2003), available at (last visited May 1, 2017).

The iron imperative of writing: Don't waste my time, (April 22, 2015).

Alex Kozinski, The Wrong Stuff, 1992 BYU L. Rev. 325 (1992), available at (last visited May 1, 2017).

Lance N. Long and William F. Christensen, Does the Readability of Your Brief Affect Your Chance of Winning on Appeal?, 12 J. App. Prac. & Process 145 (2011).

David Mellinkoff, Plain English in the Law, 73 Mich. B.J. 22 (Jan. 1994).

Jaime Lee Mignon, How and Why We Write, 50 DePaul L. Rev. 1095, 1097 (2001).

George Orwell, Politics and the English Language, (1946), The Complete Works of George Orwell, available at (last visited January 23, 2017).

Pennsylvania Plain Language Consumer Contract Preapproval - Statement of Policy, 37 Pa. Code § 307 (1994).

Steven Pinker, The sense of style: the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century! (Viking) (2014)., Fed. Plain Language Guidelines (March 2011) (Rev. 1, May 2011).

William Strunk & E. B. White, The elements of style (Allyn & Bacon) (2000).

Peter Tiersma, The Plain English Movement, (last visited May 21, 2017).