Clarity - Advocating plain legal language
We are a worldwide group of lawyers and others who advocate using plain language in place of legalese. We promote our goals in many ways.
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Clarity general meeting, Vancouver - 11 October 2013
The Clarity general meeting took place in Vancouver last week during the PLAIN2013 Conference.
The recent Clarity meeting in Vancouver brought together members from around the world to talk about Clarity and its future direction.
It was the last meeting for Candice Burt as President. Candice has decided to resign after the recent birth of her daughter Xanthe. While Candice was not able to attend the meeting, her final President's report was delivered by Joh Kirby on her behalf.
Candice's resignation was only a couple of months short of her full term. Candice has made a very important contribution to Clarity during her time as President. Her most significnat acheivement has been overseeing the drafting of the organisation's first constitution. The consitution received in-principle support at the meeting. Thank you to Candice for her great contribution to Clarity during her time as President. We look forward to your continued involvement as a country representative.
Joh Kirby, from the Victoria Law Foundation in Australia, was voted in as the new President. Members who attended the meeting met Joh, who chaired the meeting. Joh is a lawyer whose focus is on helping the public better understand the law and their legal system. Joh's focus during her presidency will be on making the organisation more transparent for the benefit of members and improving its public focus. If you have any ideas on how Clarity can be improved please contact Joh at email@example.com
To find out more about Joh, see www.victorialawfoundation.org.au
Joh will soon be in contact with members to outline her focus and find out what members think.
A full report on the meeting and minutes will be circulated in the next members newsletter.
Thanks to our volunteers
In her final President's Report, Candice Burt highlighted the important role that volunteers play in the organisation. She wanted to thank all the people that make Clarity the organisation that it is. Find out who they are here.
Clarity Conference 12-14 November 2014
It was confirmed at PLAIN2013 that the Clarity Conference will take place in Belgium in November 2014. More details to follow.
The conference is being presented jointly with IC Clear.
IC Clear - improving plain-language training
The EU funded IC Clear project will develop, pilot and implement a postgraduate course in clear communication to respond to the increase in demand for clear, easy-to-understand information and the lack of well-trained clear-communication professionals.
How can you get involved in Clarity?
Get informed on plain language by reading past issues of Clarity and visiting the links on our resources page.