Sturm College of Law
Legal writing, Common English
The SEC has set out six "dear writing techniques" to require that disclosures be written in Plain English. Previous columns have addressed the first four techniques. This column addresses the fiflh: replacing jargon and legalese with short common words.
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K.K. DuVivier, Plain English Part V: Go Aggro over Argot, 27 Colo. Law. 61 (Sept. 1998).