May 25, 2022
Brief 13: Ross Gubermann on Plain and Simple Language

Ross Guberman reminds us of the importance of using simple language to convey complex information, and demonstrates how plain words can still be interesting.


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Ross Guberman

Ross Guberman is a legal consultant, the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC, founder of BriefCatch LLC, and renowned author on legal writing. Ross is a former attorney, and trains federal judges in the United States and conducts workshops globally for law firms, judges, agencies, corporations, and associations.

Ross’s Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates is an Amazon bestseller that reviewers have praised as a “tour de force” and “a must for the library of veteran litigators.” Ross also wrote Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges, which Court Review called “the best book . . . by far . . . about judicial writing.” He further coauthored Deal Struck: The World’s Best Drafting Tips with Gary Karl and created the online contracts editor ContractCatch.

Ross’s newest product, BriefCatch, is a first-of-its-kind editing add-in. Its devoted users include lawyers, firms, judges, and courts around the world, while BriefCatch was named one of TechnoLawyer’s Top 10 Legal Tech Products of the year.

Ross holds degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School. He won the Legal Writing Institute’s 2016 Golden Pen award for making “an extraordinary contribution to the cause of good legal writing.” He was also honoured as one of the 2016 Fastcase 50 for legal innovators, and his Twitter feed has been named to the ABA’s Best Law Twitter list.