Tag Archives: Plain language and law

Legal technology and communication submissions to Knight News Challenge 2014

Many proposals concerning legal technology or legal communication have been submitted to the 2014 Knight News Challenge: (If you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post) Craig Aaron: TechDefender. Your tech. Your … Continue reading

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Curtotti and McCreath: An Open Online Platform for Research on the Readability of Law

Michael Curtotti, LL.M., LL.B. and Dr. Eric McCreath, both of Australian National University, have published A Right to Access Implies A Right to Know: An Open Online Platform for Research on the Readability of Law, Journal of Open Access to … Continue reading

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Good Law Initiative detailed guidance updated

The detailed guidance for the UK Good Law Initiative has been newly updated, as of 4 July 2013. The document now includes video of Richard Heaton’s TEDx Houses of Parliament presentation about Good Law, and a model of the initiative … Continue reading

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Goldman’s “Opening Appellate Courts” project wins Knight News Challenge

Professor Jerry Goldman’s project Opening Appellate Courts is among winners of the 2013 Knight News Challenge. Here is a description of the project: [...] the [U.S.] judiciary [...] still obscures most of its activities from public view. Citizens and journalists … Continue reading

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Good Law Initiative Launch Event, 16 April 2013: Tweets and Resources

This post links to tweets and selected resources from the 16 April 2013 launch event for the Good Law Initiative, a project of the UK Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. The main page for the initiative appears to be called … Continue reading

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Good Law Initiative: UK Government Effort to Make Legislation More Effective and Accessible

The UK Office of the Parliamentary Counsel is launching “the ‘Good Law’ initiative, with the aim of improving the user’s experience of legislation,” at an event to be held 16 April 2013, at the Institute for Government, London, England. The … Continue reading

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Bill Summaries at GovTrack

Dr. Joshua Tauberer‘s GovTrack free access to law and e-participation service now includes summaries of selected legislation, according to Dr. Aviad Eilam‘s post entitled Update: Adding Bill Summaries, at GovTrack Blog. Here is an excerpt of the post: Here at … Continue reading

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Up-Goer Five and legal plain language

We’re starting to see people use the Up-Goer Five plain language editor to render legal language in plain language. Here’s a new Up-Goer Five version of the U.S. copyright law doctrine of first sale, by Nancy Sims, JD, MLS, of … Continue reading

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