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SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

What is plain language? As described by the federal government on plainlanguage.gov, plain language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain language is recognized as an essential best practice in all access ...

Article: Literacy and the Courts (Alteneder 2007)

This article sets out how the prevalence of low literacy in America, as identified by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), explains why so many employees, clients and customers in everyday situations often fail to complete forms accurately, d ...

Article: Improving Access to Justice: Plain Language Family Law Court Forms in Washington State (Dyer, Fairbanks, Greiner, Barron, Skreen, Cerrillo-Ramirez, Lee, Hinsee 2013)

From the Abstract: About 65 percent of family law litigants in Washington State come to court without a lawyer. Plain language forms will give many of these pro se litigants the ability to conduct their lawsuits without legal representation or with limite ...

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

This book collects the empirical evidence for the value of plain language in business, government, and law. Professor Kimble summarizes 50 studies (no less) showing that using plain language can save organizations and agencies a significant amount of mone ...

Report: A Comparative Readability Study of Plain Language Court Forms (Mindlin 2012)

This article presents the results from the first quantitative readability study of plain language court forms in the United States. Sixty citizens on a jury panel were selected to respond to brief questionnaires that tested relative comprehension of plain ...

Webinar: How to Incorporate Plain Language into Court Forms, Websites, and Other Materials

Webinar: How to Incorporate Plain Language into Court Forms, Websites, and Other Materials

The National Association for Court Management, in partnership with the Self-represented Litigation Network (SRLN), invites you to participate in its third webinar of 2017 on  November 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST.  Plain language is recognized as an essentia ...

Report: Can Translation Software Help Legal Services Agencies Deliver Legal Information More Effectively in Foreign Languages and Plain English? (Hineline & Hogue 2013)

This report investigates the current and possible uses of translation tools, including fully-automated machine translation and a somewhat different translation technology, translation memory. Translation memory re-uses whole phrases that an expert has pre ...

Report: The Gains from Clarity: A Research Report on the Effects of Plain-Language Documents (Mills & Duckworth 1996)

In this 1996 out of Australia, Gordon Mills and Mark Duckworth of Centre for Microeconomic Policy Analysis and Centre for Plain Legal Language at Sydney University found that the 1994 forms revisions in the Family Court of Australia resulted in 15% improv ...

Weblink: Efficiencies and Innovation in California (California 2015)

On its webpage entitled, Efficiencies & Innovations, the The California judicial branch, which is widely acknowledged as a national leader in developing and implementing programs that enhance access to justice, provides information and links to numero ...

Webinar: Why Plain Language Works (Dyer 2018)

Webinar link:  Why Plain Language Works, August 2018 Webinar by Charles Dyer In this one-hour webinar prepared for the SRLN Forms and Technology Working Group,  Charles Dyer, JD, MLS, discusses the cognitive science, including neuroscience, cognitive psyc ...