In this issue : Legal writing: some tools Drafting readable laws Advice from the Deep South D MacDonald Disclosure overload: lawyers are the problem, not the solution D Hyndman Plain language means better regulation R Grotsky Plain language: its effects on organizational performance Know your rights: a plain language series illuminates legal issues for seniors […]
In this issue : R Scheer Dear Tony: a lesson in plain English Is plain language appropriate for well-educated and politically important people? M Hochhauser Compliance v Communication S Benjamin Words at work: a study J Kimble The elements of plain language C Staughton How do the courts interpret commercial contacts? R Eagleson Numbers: figures […]
In this issue : C Grose Giving users a central role T Workman Does it have to be a lawyer? R I Barrett A judicial response to plain language L Skelton How to be streetwise about the audience R Eagleson Bringing the audience to the fore P Chen The prudence of listening to the audience […]
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Published in The Clarity Journal 75 – 2017 Penelope Hughes and Maya Frazier Privacy plays a vital role in society, and the concept of health information privacy has persisted for a particularly long time, with providers’ obligation to protect the privacy of their patients dating back to the Oath of Hippocrates. Even in today’s world, […]
In this issue : The architecture of clarity, You think lawyers are good drafters?, Recent developments in contract drafting techniques, Setting up a local Clarity meeting, Plainly in Polish, Clear language awareness in language policy in Norway, Communicating with Older People: Writing in plain English by Sarah Carr, Clear & Concise – Become A Better […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 73 – 2015 By Joseph Kimble No, I’m sorry, but most lawyers are not skilled drafters. It doesn’t matter how smart or experienced they are or how many legal documents they have drafted. Most — a supermajority, probably — are lacking. And yet, oddly enough, while they tend to be […]
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 […]