n Without Prejudice - Plain language : the law

Volume 12, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



On October 13 2012 the world will be celebrating the second annual International Plain Language Day. This day was, among others, brought about by a memorandum issued by President Bill Clinton in June 1998 in which he called for executive departments and agencies to use plain language in all government documents. A plain language initiative was immediately launched and a group called the Plain Language Action Network (PLAIN) was formed to provide plain language training to government agencies.

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