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The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing
Legal Writing Institute
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal communication. The Institute supports the development of teaching and academic resources. It also establishes forums to discuss the study, teaching, and practice of professional legal writing.
Clear & Effective Legal Writing
Veda Charrow and Myra Erhardt, Little, Brown & Co, 5th edn, 2013
The Legal Writer: 40 Rules for the Art of Legal Writing
Plain Language Legal Writing
Legal Writing: Sense and Nonsense
Improving access to criminal justice, by rewriting the Belgian letter of rights
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 […]
American Society of Legal Writers
An organization dedicated to promoting a clear, succinct and forceful style in legal writing. The Society’s journal, The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, has published many influential articles on plain language.
Plain Legal Language
What is plain language A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended readers can easily find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information. The International Plain Language Federation Plain Legal language is the same, but focus on legal communications. To draft […]
Plain language in legal agreements: is it safe?
Published in The Clarity Journal 56 – Nov.2016 Speech by Lord Justice Rix Clarity seminar at Denton Wilde Sapte 10 October 2006 I am very grateful to the organisers of this event for bringing me face to face with the subject matter of this talk. At first I received the invitation with some pleasure: it […]