The Texas Pattern Jury Charges - A Plain-Language Project: The Writing Consultant’s View
Michigan Bar Journal, November 2010
3 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2011 Last revised: 21 Sep 2012
Date Written: November 1, 2010
This article recounts the author's experience as the writing consultant for a project to revise pattern jury instructions into plain English. The author explains the process for the revision and highlights the main challenges in getting the revision produced and tested. The author reports on the changes made and the results of the testing.
Keywords: jury charge, jury instruction, plain English, plain language, readability, revision, writing
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