Access, Justice & Transparency

We are leading the way in bringing clarity to the public. Over 500 high-level professionals attended Clarity’s 2018 conference in Montreal, including dozens of judges and other legal professionals.

Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right is an especially exciting time because plain language is at a tipping point:

  • Government understands that clear, public-facing information saves time and promotes cooperation.
  • Private industry sees that clear communication builds trust and customer loyalty.
  • Lawyers know that well-informed clients make better decisions and can participate more fully in their own cases.
  • Courts know that justice is better served when all litigants understand the law and what’s expected of them, with or without traditional legal representation.

Your sponsorship will show conference attendees – your current and future clients – that you are a leader in the Plain Language movement.

"The art of communication is the language of leadership."

- James Humes

About Our Partners

The Center for Plain Language, a non-profit organization, helps government agencies and businesses write clear and understandable communications. The Center supports those who use plain language, trains those who should use plain language, and urges people to demand plain language in all the communications they receive, read, and use.

Clarity was started by solicitor, John Walton, who believed that legal writing was archaic and over-complicated. Wondering if other lawyers felt the same way, Walton wrote a letter to the UK Law Society Gazette inviting solicitors and barristers to be part of Clarity. Twenty-eight people responded and Clarity was formed.

Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) is the international association for plain language supporters and practitioners around the world. Our growing network includes members from over 30 countries working in clear communication in at least 15 languages.