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About Clarity

We are a worldwide group of lawyers and others who advocate using plain language in place of legalese. We ask writers to: 

  • consider the needs of the audience when drafting documents                        
  • draft documents that are both certain in meaning and easily understood
  • avoid archaic, obscure, and over-elaborate language in legal and related work.


What we do
We promote our goals by:

  • linking plain language advocates and encouraging them to share best practices and lessons learned
  • publishing a twice-yearly journal, Clarity
  • publishing this website
  • maintaining an email listserv
  • planning a biennial conference
  • coordinating with other organizations interested in plain language.

How can you get involved?

Get informed on plain language by reading past issues of Clarity and visiting the links on our resources page.

Join Clarity or renew your membership