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Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing

Vesna Vulić ; Polytechnic of Požega, Croatia

Fulltext: english, pdf (184 KB) pages 159-170 downloads: 318* cite
APA 6th Edition
Vulić, V. (2009). Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing. Školski vjesnik, 58 (2.), 159-170. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593
MLA 8th Edition
Vulić, Vesna. "Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing." Školski vjesnik, vol. 58, no. 2., 2009, pp. 159-170. https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Vulić, Vesna. "Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing." Školski vjesnik 58, no. 2. (2009): 159-170. https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593
Harvard
Vulić, V. (2009). 'Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing', Školski vjesnik, 58(2.), pp. 159-170. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593 (Accessed 04 December 2021)
Vancouver
Vulić V. Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing. Školski vjesnik [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2021 December 04];58(2.):159-170. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593
IEEE
V. Vulić, "Towards the improvement of clarity in legal writing", Školski vjesnik, vol.58, no. 2., pp. 159-170, 2009. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593. [Accessed: 04 December 2021]

Abstracts
Legal English often poses problems for non-native English-speaking law students, lawyers, legal and business professionals.
The purpose of this paper is to provide a practical reference which will help them improve their legal writing skills.
The paper commences with the insight into the development of legal English. Furthermore, it gives the main reasons what makes legal language sometimes diffi cult to understand.
There is no doubt that if legal professionals want to communicate effectively with the members of the public, they must do so in a clear legal language. An awareness of some of the typical features of this writing style can make it easier to understand and write texts of this kind.
Therefore, there are numerous suggestions on what to avoid in legal writing. Naturally, not all, but the most important suggestions are listed.
Finally, it is important to emphasise that this paper is intended to encourage legal professionals to improve their ability to write clear and accurate legal texts and documents in English.

Keywords
avoid; legal English; legal professionals; legal writing

Hrčak ID: 82593

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/82593

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