Plain Language

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.

Work with us

Want to learn more? Schedule a meeting with Lonni Summers, NCSC's plain language expert.

Tiny Chats

Tiny Chats are bite-sized annotated videos that touch on specific access to justice topics and court operations.