What is plain language?
Plain language is clear, direct writing that can be understood by all.
Courts have a duty to communicate clearly and effectively with court users. Simplicity, clarity, and transparency are essential to promoting public trust and confidence in the judiciary. Understandable court forms, orders and other materials help the public use courts effectively and enhance access to justice.
Plain Language Glossary
Everyday legal terms that courts should use when they communicate with the public. See forms, brochures, and web content that use plain language effectively.
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