Conference papers 2012


Conference papers from Clarity 2012

Our last international conference was in Washington DC, United States, 21-23 May, 2012.


Plain Language: A part of your brand

Christopher Balmford


Structure Gives Meaning to a Document

Candice Burt


Start a Plain Language Program at your Organization

Vicki Lankarge and Brian Berkenstock


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Plain Language Program

Kathryn Catania


Plain Language and Creative Communication in the Federal Government

Jodi Daniel


Synergy: Law, Communication, Creativity

Roy Dougherty


Clear Beyond Words: Visual thinking and how it's changing plain language

Josiah Fisk


Plain Language in the Financial World

Amy Friend


Implementing Plain Language in the Central Bank of Mexico

Antonio Canizales-González


True Transformations: Achieving change against the odds

Lynda Harris


The Swedish Approach to Clear Legislation

Anne-Marie Hasselrot


The Swedish Language Act

Ingrid Herbert


Saving Lives with Plain Language: Our 'duty of care'?

Simon Hertnon


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Gail Hillebrand


Public Policy and Consumer Testing

Richard Horn, Susan Kleimann and Benjamin Olson


Anatomy of a Contract: A case study in plain legal language

Neil James and Greg Moriarty


Boards for All

Jones and Starford


Community Legal Information: What works?

Joh Kirby


The IRS and Plain Writing: Challenges and accomplishments for a taxing situation

Terry Lemons


Acts still require actions: There is no rest for the weary

Miguel Martinho


The rewriting of a statute: A case study

Anki Mattson


Confessions of a Plain Language Legislation Drafter

Eamonn Moran


Plain Language in Norway's Civil Service

Sissel Motzfeld


IC Clear

Karine Nicolay


Clarity in Elections

Lawrence Norden


Three Years with the Swedish Language Act: Impact, experiences and lessons learned

Nathalie Parès


Plain Language in the New Finnish Model for Effective Legislation Drafting

Aino Piehl


How plain language principles can help create effective mobile websites

Nad Rosenberg


Revising Jury Instructions

Wayne Schiess


Plain Legal Language: The underlying research

Karen Schriver


Clarity: GSA's steps toward plain language

Katherine Spivey


Language in Criminal Justice

Cheryl Stephens


The Public Speaks: An empirical study of legal communication

Christopher Trudeau


The Risks and Challenges of Fostering Plain Language in Mexico

Rosa Margarita Galán Vélez