Published in The Clarity Journal 82 – 2020. Background Northwest Justice Project (NJP) and the Superior Court of Washington have long relied on plain language and readable design to support people who want access to legal forms and information, but do not have lawyers. In 2018, NJP asked Transcend to create 6 new legal icons […]
Country : AustraliaType of content : Online information Plain language and better communication resources to help you improve your communication skills.
Held at the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale in Boulogne, France. Clarity2005 explored the theme ‘Clarity and Obscurity in Legal Language’, with a feature presentation by Clarity founder John Walton and a series of masterclasses with legal drafting experts. Read conference papers in Clarity, no. 54 and Clarity, no. 55.
Co-hosted by Clarity, the Mexican Ministry of Public Administration and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. The theme of Clarity2008 was ‘Legal Language: Transparent and Efficient’, reflecting the Mexican Government’s efforts to promote the use of plain language as a route to becoming more transparent, efficient, and closer to citizens’ needs. It was the first Clarity conference […]
Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys is a lecturer in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. She is a affiliated to the Centre for Information Design Research – a multidisciplinary research centre which explores the design of complex information. Jeanne-Louise will share how typographic presentation influences whether people are motivated to read complex and legal information, and […]
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.
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.
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 focuses on legal communications. To draft […]