Thursday, October 13, 2011

International Plain Language Day

Today is the first annual International Plain Language Day and is also the first anniversary of The Plain Writing Act (Public Law 111-274).  For more information, see the Law Library of Congress Blog here.

“The purpose of International Plain Language Day is to celebrate the achievements of those persons around the world who are working to make materials available to the public that are clear, concise, usable, and written in plain language.”

It might be a fun exercise for classes to take a contract or other document full of legalese and rewrite it in plain language.

Happy drafting!

(dkh)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2011/10/international-plain-language-day.html

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