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Plain English Movement
The plain English (or plain language) movement advocates for clear, understandable laws and legal documents.
To learn more about the movement, try one of these books:
Or check out the websites of one of these plain language advocacy organizations:
Writing Clearly and Readably
Legalese can irritate professors, judges, and fellow lawyers and baffle clients. The resources below can help you write more clearly and readably.