(Patrick White, Voss, 1957)
The modern trend in legal writing is to keep the language simple.
Clarity for Lawyers - The use of plain English in legal writing by Mark Adler, Law Society, London,
Plain Language for Lawyers by Michele Asprey, The Federation Press, Sydney, 1996 (good section on alternative words for common legal jargon called "Plain Language Vocabulary")
Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Leases in Australia by Tony Barnett, Butterworths, Sydney, 1990 (good section on alternative words for common legal jargon)
Legal Draftingby Robert Dick, 2nd Ed., Carswell Company Limited, Canada, 1985
The law-on-computer home page.