(Young Lawyers Track) The Benefits for Lawyers of Using Plain Language

June 24, 2023 from 10:50 am to 11:50 am

Speaker: Melissa Brooks and Shandi Campbell

The first year of law school involves learning a lot of new legal terminology. It is only natural that we lawyers want to use our expanded vocabulary. But when communicating with clients who haven’t been to law school or drafting  a document that a jury might be examining in litigation, the benefits from avoiding “legalese” and using language that everyone can understand are many. Using plain language is an important skill for today’s lawyer.