September 03, 2013
Speaking of Jim McElhaney: Cross-Examination.
See his classic ABA Journal article "It's All About You". Learn more about something hard. Excerpt:
Stop trying to talk like lawyers.
The problem with legalese is that it does not command instant understanding by ordinary people. That means it automatically makes us poor communicators; and communicating is what we're supposed to be doing for a living. It's a bad habit that most lawyers never shake. So start talking like real people again now.
Posted by JD Hull at September 3, 2013 01:00 AM