Tag Archives: Legal plain language

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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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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Good Law

Today in a conversation with John Sheridan of The National Archives and Richard Heaton of the UK Cabinet Office, I learned about the concept of Good Law (designated by the hashtag #goodlaw) which I’d seen John referring to recently. They … Continue reading

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Widener on Making Law Journal Content More Accessible to the Public

Michael N. Widener, JD, MS, has published Driving Pedestrian Traffic to Law Journals, Law Library Journal, 14(4), 569-575 (2012). Here is the abstract: Recent technological advances enable the legal academy and law student editors to embed aids to understanding the … Continue reading

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Abstracts and Archived Tweets for CLARITY 2012: Conference on Plain Language and Law

Abstracts, archived tweets (in .csv format), and the program are available, for CLARITY 2012: Conference on Plain Language and Law, which was held 21-23 May 2012, in Washington, DC. The conference hashtag was #clarity2012. The conference was co-hosted by Clarity, … Continue reading

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Sinha on Ad Hoc [Legal] Learning in an Online World

Dr. Sushant Sinha of Indian Kanoon has posted slides of his new presentation entitled Ad Hoc Learning in an Online World, given at Teaching Media Policy and Law – A Faculty Workshop, held 24-25 April 2012 at the National Law … Continue reading

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