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Clarifying Legal Drafting By Well-Structuring It: An Improved Version Of The Plain Language Game, Layman E. Allen Jan 1982

Clarifying Legal Drafting By Well-Structuring It: An Improved Version Of The Plain Language Game, Layman E. Allen

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In order to be plain, language should be well-structured. This is the theory upon which the PLAIN LANGUAGE Game is based. It provides those who aspire to be legal drafters with practice in constructing well-structured statements - a useful skill for expressing clear legal norms. You have already encountered the underlining of part of the term 'well-structured', 'PLAIN LANGUAGE' and 'norm', and may be wondering about it The underlining of the first two letters of each word of a term indicates that the term is a defined term and that it is being used in its defined sense. Thus, a well-structured ...


Light-Hearted Thoughts About Discovery Reform, John W. Reed Jan 1982

Light-Hearted Thoughts About Discovery Reform, John W. Reed

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I am delighted to be here among friends from various settings and associations over the years. Having been unable to arrive until late last evening, I am in a poor position to offer useful commentary on what has been said here. But no matter-that is not my assignment. You have heard enough words of wisdom for one weekend. My pleasant assignment is to offer some "light-hearted" comments on discovery reform. I hope they do not prove to be "light-headed" as well.