Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Avoid Wordiness and Verbosity (Get the joke?)

Judge Steven Merryday of the Middle District of Florida recently taught a practitioner a lesson about conciseness.  The plaintiff's attorney sought leave to file a brief that exceeded the court's page-limit restriction.  Judge Merryday denied the motion, noting that the brief could be brought within the court's 25-page limit through use of "a modicum of informed editorial revision."

Judge Merryday's order can be accessed at:

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