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.


Website redevelopment

Clarity is currently updating its website to make it more useful to our members and those interested in plain language. Please bear with us while we make these changes.

IC Clear and Clarity Conference 12-14 November 2014 - Belgium


Clarity’s last conference in Washington DC drew about 300 speakers and attendees from all continents.


This year Clarity and IC Clear join forces to show best practices from clear communication professionals around the world with special focus on what’s going on in Europe. On 12 -13 November we meet in Antwerp at the Thomas More University College. On Friday 14 November we invite you to join us in Brussels at the European Commission where experts share their experiences of using clear communication in a multilingual environment.


More details on the programme soon. Join the conference mailing list to receive updates or visit the conference's website.


Clarity news

27 October 2014 - London member meetings

More meetings in London on 3 November and 3 December 2014.

Find out more here.


5 February 2014 - London member meetings

Upcoming meetings in London - 11 March and 9 April

Find out more here.


31 January 2014 - Clarity has a new Linkedin group

Are you interested in joining a discussion about plain language focussed on the interests of CLarity members? Then consider joining our new Linkedin group called Clarity - clear legal language. Find out more about the group here.


Thanks for Dapne Perry, Clarity Country Representative UK for work on establishing the group.


VALE - Robert Eagleson 28 October 2013

It is with great sadness that we learnt that Robert Eagleson died on 28 October. Robert was a legendary figure in the plain language world, and many will remember him as an inspirational guide and mentor.


When Robert retired from the Clarity committee, Joe Kimble wrote the following tribute.


We plan to publish a fuller tribute in the next issue of Clarity.




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.


Find out more






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.