Intensive Plain English
This interactive workshop offers an intensive treatment of style – the most common problem in legal writing.
Readers know poor style when they see it. The problem is how to fix it. In the workshop, participants will learn the science behind transforming their style from “legalese” to “plain English” in three steps: (1) cut words/syllables, (2) simplify sentences, and (3) refine style using advanced style techniques. Participants practice the three steps while working through writing samples from legal practice.
|9:00 am||Step 1: Cut words/syllables for concision|
|10:00 am||Step 2: Restructure sentences for clarity|
|11:15 am||Step 3: Refine style|
-Usual duration: 3 hours
-Target groups: (1) Lawyers, (2) support staff
The participants were – as usual – very happy with your training and think it to be very useful!
K. Musil, HR Manager, Freshfields (Vienna)