William Seagle

  • Can Lawyers Talk English?

    In the old days there used to be the King’s English and the other kind. But now we live in a specialized world, a world in which one set of people talk Diplomat’s English, another Psychiatrist’s English, and a third the English of Broadway. Even poets have begun to write for each other in a language of their own. But the most abstruse of all these languages is Statutory English, with which lawyers and judges regulate human behavior. WILLIAM SEAGLE, lawyer and editor, knows the peculiarities of his clan. His Men of Law. From Hammurabi to Holmes was published last fall by Macmillan.