Gerald Lebovits, Columbia University Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York University School of Law; New York Law School, has published On Terra Firma with English at 16 Scribes Journal of Legal Writing 123 (2014/2015). Here is the abstract.
This article discusses how to write legal prose in clear, forceful, and plain English and without turgid, boring, and unclear legalisms. From the Editor: "We finish with the next installment of our 'Best of' series, this time featuring short pieces by Gerald Lebovits. Judge Lebovits . . . offers practical advice shaped by his years as a legal reader and writer. He has written many pieces worthy of inclusion here, but we’ve picked our favorite favorites."Download the essay from SSRN at the link.