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Legal terminology: what IS a condemnation?

┬áHere’s why laymen like me, otherwise literate, are driven nuts by legal terminology. What is condemnation? What does it mean? Well, obviously, it’s…but never mind. We’re not talking about the obvious. We’re talking about the legal. We’re talking “condemnee” and … Continue reading

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Tell me again: why are legal documents so hard to understand?

I’ve written about the difficulties people like me, i.e., laymen, can have in comprehending legal language, even in our own complaints. I’ve also given a reason for this, which I got from a really brilliant lawyer. Yesterday, in the New … Continue reading

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So why are legal documents such lousy reads?

With a bravura quote from the Marx Brothers, I begin an interesting take from a legal genius on why we non-lawyers find it so impossible to read legal documents. Continue reading

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