Plain legal language has become a very important topic. Our current reality is complex law – too many complex laws and legal documents that are virtually impossible to understand. To be blunt – many lawyers and in-house legal advisors can’t write. But it is not their fault. They are the product of a legal system that taught them to draft in legalese. We went through the same system and had to find our own way from legalese to plain language. We can help people to change their mindset, understand why plain legal language is so important and get bitten by the plain language bug. Once bitten there is no going back.
We offer a seminar, webinar, workshop, or executive briefing on this topic presented by an expert with practical experience.
- Understand how the plain language movement impacts your organisation
- Be aware of plain language in a legal context
- Break down barriers you may have towards using plain language
- Get answers to your questions
- Get bitten by the plain language bug
Who should attend?
- Legal advisors (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to understand plain legal language
- Compliance officers – to effectively comply with plain language laws
- Managers – to manage the documentation regards their products or business
- CAEs, auditors and assurance providers (internal and external) – to audit and provide assurance regards plain language
- CROs and Risk Managers – to manage risks regards complicated language
The workshop is not suitable for consumers.
When is the next Legal Language: Plain and Simple webinar?
We haven’t yet set a date for our next live webinar. If you’d like to attend a webinar on this topic, send us an email asking us to set another date. All you need is a good internet connection.
What do we cover?
- Our journey from legal jargon to clear communications
- Moving from Complex Law to Simple Law
- The risks to avoid and the benefits of plain language
- An overview of the laws that require plain language, including consumer protection laws and the definition of plain language
- Some quick wins and specific considerations for legal documents
- The role of style guides and glossaries
- Take home points and action items