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Published in The Clarity Journal 82 – 2020. Introduction Persons under arrest receive a Letter of Rights, which explains them what are their rights : right to keep silent, right to get a lawyer, right to get medical help, etc. But this document isn’t adapt for them to correctly understand their rights, especially as they […]
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Published in The Clarity Journal 62 – 2009 Dr Robert Eagleson Down the centuries, lawyers have regularly been the butt of criticism and cruel jokes be- cause of the convoluted way they write. From certain perspectives these unfavourable judgements are appropriate and fair; yet, in over 30 years experience working closely with lawyers, I have […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 79 – 2018 The Standards Committee of the International Plain Language Federation is working to develop an international standard for plain language through the International Organisation of Standardization. The Standards Committee of the International Plain Language Federation is working to develop an international standard for plain language through the International […]
In this issue : Trying to change the institutional culture:the European Commission’s clear writing campaign Start a plain language program at your organization USCIS plain language program Striving for clarity: the General Service Administration’s steps towards plain language The IRS and plain writing—challenges and accomplishments for a taxing situation Texas pattern jury charges—plain language revisions […]
In this issue : Clarity 2010 opening welcome: closing farewell Transparency—an idea whose time has come Holding visual space for clarity and connection The European Commission’s clear writing campaign Japan’s project to simplify courtroom language Clarity: an empathic journey towards understanding World of Warcraft terms of service Gautrain—not plain! Gibson Sheat lawyers’ standard terms of […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 81 – 2020. The right to a trial by jury is one of the fundamental elements of the American system of justice. Jurors are asked to engage in a complicated and difficult task, listening to different versions of facts provided by the parties at a trial and applying their understanding […]