I reviewed three commercial leases this past week so this quote from Will Rogers sums up my experience:
The minute you read something and you can’t understand it, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. You see, every time a lawyer writes something, he is not writing for poserity, he is writing so that the endless others of his craft can make a living out of trying to figure out just what he said.
The Writing, Clear and Simple Blog has some excellent observations on clearer legal writing. Let’s all just say no to legalese in said contracts hereafter.