Beyond Words

It’s not the world’s best-kept secret - lawyers like words. Sometimes, big words. We also like analysing, arguing, deciphering, interpreting… It’s both a blessing and a curse. I’ve always been fascinated by the art of communication and the legal industry makes for an interesting case study - unfortunately, more often on "what not to do". Generally, us humans use words to communicate a message. We’re able to do that because words are loaded with meaning – without the meaning, words are just weird sounds (seriously, "fork" and "donkey" have always amused me) or some cursive lines on paper. How do we decipher that meaning? There are a lot of books and articles on the topic of semiotics and theories for communication, which I ...