In Part 1 of my interview with Justice Michael B. Hyman, we discussed how Lincoln’s professionalism and civility are a model for lawyers even today. In Part 2 below, Justice Hyman takes on legal writing, both that of the lawyers who appear before him and his own approach to writing appellate court decisions.
Hyman, a journalism major, had advice for lawyers’ writing. “The thing that has surprised me the most is disappointment in the ways lawyers write. Most lawyers don't take the time, it's sloppy.