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!



Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Golden Gobbledygook Sweeps The Nation!

Thanks to the following blog-meisters for promoting the Golden Gobbledygook Award:

The entries are starting to come in... there are some great examples of bad legalese, but at this point, the competition is wide open. So submit your favorite example of exquisitely bad legalese! Post it in a comment, or email adamjfreedman@yahoo.com

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