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Why is legal language traditionally so difficult and confusing? What responsibility do lawyers have to make legal language accessible? What would happen if practitioners made an effort to incorporate plain language in the law? What would this look like? How could it be done?

Come learn what makes a plain language resource effective, the landscape of tools to create those resources, and how the A2J Lab is embarking on empirical evaluation of created resources. Get a chance to not only view actual samples of effective resources but also to create your own before and after samples.

Join us on Tuesday, October 29th at 12:00pm for an informative talk by Renee Danser of the the HLS Access to Justice Lab. The session will take place in the Fishman Room on the 2d floor of Langdell. Non-pizza lunch will be served.  Space is limited, please RSVP.

Ms. Danser is the Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships for the HLS Access to Justice Lab.  Using her court management and non-profit leadership experience, Ms. Danser encourages courts and the justice community to think about their needs and the needs of their users and how to successfully balance those interests.

HLS Beyond, developed by the HLS Library, seeks to build communities around ideas and skills that impact the wise and effective study and practice of law in all of its dimensions.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Langdell 232
Event: Lecture/Speaker
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Catherine Biondo