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

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.

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.

Research: Principles of Readability (DuBay 2004)

This research gives a brief introduction to the literacy studies in the U.S.

Article: Plain Language Overview (Transcend 2005)

This article talks about what constitutes the Plain Language training program, the benefits of using Plain Language, and which organizations use the Plain Language by Transcend.

Curriculum: SRLN Court Solutions Conference Leadership Package (SRLN 2008)

The Self-Represented Litigation Leadership Package was prepared by the Self-Represented Litigation Network and launched at the Court Solutions Conference on September 8-10, 2008, in Baltimore, Maryland. The core of the Package is fifteen modules,

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 situa

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

What is plain language?