Lawyers' writing skills still bad

Electronic gizmos make it worse.

, The National Law Journal

Law firm leaders, judges and even clients have complained for years about the lack of solid writing skills in the legal profession, where huge decisions often turn on the written word. And despite the development of software to correct wayward spelling or incomplete sentences, observers say that technology can hinder attempts at clear and concise prose. "It's a problem of distraction," said Jennifer Murphy Romig, a legal writing and research instructor at Emory University School of Law and a writing coach to law firms.

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