Legal Wit — Brevity is the Soul of . . .

Legal Wit — Brevity is the Soul of . . .
I do not regard the length or thickness of the evidentiary and rhetorical record as necessarily revealing much, because a great volume of material may actually indicate that the lawyers spent too little time preparing the matter.

Conciseness and a focused submission require work, and as Mark Twain, amongst others noted, "I have written at length because I did not have the time to make my message shorter." (Also attributed to Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, Blaise Pascall, and Pliny the Younger.) Without counting paragraphs, I would regard [the defendant]’s motion to be of average complexity.

Victory v. Sattar |
2014 CarswellOnt 3535 |
Ontario Superior COurt of Justice
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