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Handbook: Write For Your Reader (NWT Literacy Council)

This is an easy-to-use 'how to' manual for people who write or edit reports, memos, minutes, brochures, or other documents. It can be found at  http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/nwt/writread/writefor.pdf Plain Language Canada NWT Literacy Coun ...

Article: Lower-Literacy Users: Writing for a Broad Consumer Audience (Nielsen 2005)

This article is about the research on lower-literacy usability of documents or texts on websites. It tackles the characteristics of lower-literarcy users, ways to improve usability for lower-literarcy users, its population, and the difference in usability ...

Article: Plain Language in Law (Dave 2002)

This article cites several resources about using plain language in legal documents. It can be found at  http://www.llrx.com/features/plainlanguage.htm Plain Language Sandeep Dave 2002 ...

Journal: Scribes Journal of Legal Writing

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing is a a scholarly journal which publishes articles about legal writing. It has published articles by many of the best-known figures in legal writing — including Garner, Kimble, Charles Alan Wright, Richard Posner, Lawre ...

Handbook: Plain Language (Lauchman 2009)

This handbook is intended for the writers in the U.S. federal government. It focuses on aspects of writing that are especially important to Plain Language. It is available at  http://www.lauchmangroup.com/PDFfiles/PLHandbook.PDF Plain Language United Stat ...

Article: Appellate Practice — Including Legal Writing from a Judge’s Perspective (Painter 2000)

This article is mainly about the important attributes of briefs to help in persuading a court. It is avaialble at  http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/Resources/appellate.pdf Plain Language United States Mark P. Painter 2000 ...

Article: Focus Group: Connecting Writers of Legal Documents with Their Audience (Mindlin & McCormick 2012)

This article is about focus groups which are a qualitative research tool that tell you if the main message and purpose of your form are understood. It also tackles who uses focus groups, data analysis, number and location of focus groups to be conducted, ...

Website: California Court-Legal Aid Partnership Grants (California 2015)

Each year ten percent of the California's Equal Access Funds allocation is distributed by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission as Partnership Grants. This funding is available for joint projects of courts and legal services programs to make legal ...

SRLN Brief: Incubators - Changing the Practice of Law (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Incubators- Changing the Practice of Law (SRLN 2015)

In recent years, many law schools have started post-graduate training and support “incubator” programs designed to help recent graduates or new attorneys start their own firms. Incubators meet two important access to justice initiatives: they facilitate a ...

Article: Law School Firms and Incubators and the Role of the Academic Law Library (Desai 2013)

According to the abstract, this article examines the recently developed postgraduate, law-school-supported programs intended to provide recent graduates with a continued experiential learning environment in order to bridge the gap between law school and l ...