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15.
August 2020

Legal writing is no laughing matter

by Ondrej Dvorak

“The minute you read something that you can’t understand,
you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.”
— Will Rogers

Although this quotation by Will Rogers is humorous, bad legal writing is no laughing matter.

A bankruptcy attorney in the State of Minnesota was publicly reprimanded for unprofessional conduct and ordered to pay court costs after repeatedly filing documents the court considered “unintelligible” because they contained numerous spelling and typographical errors. Additionally, the attorney was required to attend legal writing courses. The judge wrote in his opinion, “Public confidence in the legal system is shaken ... when a lawyer’s correspondence and legal documents are so filled with [these] errors that they are virtually incomprehensible.” (In re Hawkins, 502 N.W.2d 770 (1993)).

If only that attorney would have had access to the professional services of WeProofread.it

31.
August 2020

Lorem Ipsum as their default model text

by David Čáp
It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal... → continue reading
15.
August 2020

Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

by David Čáp
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of... → continue reading
15.
August 2020

College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur

by David Čáp
Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin... → continue reading
15.
August 2020

The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

by David Čáp
There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly... → continue reading