• Clarity 2018
  • What is plain language?
  • Clarity – promoting plain legal language
  • Clarity 2018

    Clarity 2018

    Over 500 people attended Clarity’s Montreal conference on 25-27 October 2018, hosted by Educaloi. The theme for Clarity 2018 was Plain Language in Modern Times. French and English articles from the conference will be in the next issue of The Clarity Journal.

  • What is plain language?

    What is plain language?

    A definition of plain language was adopted by the International Plain Language Working Group (IPLWG), a joint project between Clarity, the Centre for Plain Language and PLAIN. This project was established to investigate the future direction for plain language as a profession. The IPLWG definition: A communication is in plain language […]

  • Clarity – promoting plain legal language

    Clarity – promoting plain legal language

    Clarity is a worldwide network of professionals who are committed to promoting plain legal language. With more than 650 members from 50 countries, Clarity is the largest international plain language organisation.

 

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Clarity 2018 success

Over 500 people attended Clarity’s Montreal conference on 25-27 October 2018, hosted by Educaloi. The theme for Clarity 2018 was Plain Language in Modern Times.

Saturday 21 September: our first informal Saturday morning get-together, with Emeritus Professor Peter Butt, a former President of Clarity and the author of several books on legal drafting including Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide. Suggested topic: plain legal language, how far we’ve come and where next? From 10am in a café in central London.

25 to 27 September: Plain Language Association International
conference in Oslo, Norway, on the theme of Clear communication –
clear results. Reduced registration fee for Clarity members. More
details at http://www.plain2019oslo.org/.

Wednesday 2 October: Christopher Balmford, another past President of Clarity, will lead a discussion on plain language standards and the current work on developing an ISO international
standard for plain language. From 8 to 9.30am in the City of London.

Thursday 7 November: Lady Justice Anne Rafferty, who practised at the criminal bar before becoming a judge, has served in the Court of Appeal since 2011. She will discuss what style of communication works best in court, not only when advocates address the judge but also when judges address court users. From 8 to 9.30am in the City of London.