Bachelor of Laws: Legal Writing & Drafting

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Legal Writing & Drafting

Plain english is straightforward, concise language that is appropriate for the intended audience. This usually involves avoiding complex or verbose language, obscure terms, and jargon. It may also involve simplifying the structure and syntax of a document or communication to make it more accessible to its audience. Also known as 'plain language'. 
(Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary, 2016)

 

Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents

Legal Writing & Drafting Resources

Journals in Print and Online

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