What is POFP?

Why do lawyers refer to long documents as briefs and
18-year olds as infants? Why do they use so much Latin when so few of their
clients are Ancient Romans? Is it a conspiracy?

Party of the First Part has the answers! Check out the Website for the
Legalese Hall of Shame; a glossary of legal words linked to Adam Freedman's
columns; tips on writing legal documents in plain English; and more!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The $6 Million Lease

A Philadelphia court slapped a $6.6 million award against a local lawyer who drafted a commercial lease so poorly that it amounted to malpractice. According to the judge, the lease agreement was "inartfully written and done so in a confusing fashion, which lends itself to ambiguities and disagreements." Read more at law.com.