Lawyers and Lawsuits


Why is legal language sometimes hard to understand?

The reason is that many lawyers still use much legal jargon, called legalese. Since the mid-1980s there has been a push among some in the legal profession for the so-called “Plain English” movement, which would attempt to make more legal product (statutes, judicial opinions, legal forms, etc.) more accessible and readable to the general public. The movement still has work to do to accomplish its goal.


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