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Research: Principles of Readability (DuBay 2004)

This research gives a brief introduction to the literacy studies in the U.S. and the research on readability and the readability formulas. It is available at  http://www.impact-information.com/impactinfo/readability02.pdf     Plain Language United States ...

Article: Plain Language Works for Pro Per Litigants (Mindlin & McCormick 2004)

This article discusses the benefits of using Plain Language court forms for self-represented litigants. It enumerates the readability and advanced features used in adapting Plain Language in Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) forms. Plain Language ...

Article: A Modest Wish List for Legal Writing (Kimble 2003)

The author of this article cited some ways to improve the readabilty of legal documents. The article is available at  http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/kimble/modest.htm Plain Language United States Joseph Kimble 2003 ...

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: 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, ...

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 ...