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Plain Language Training

We facilitate plain language training to help legal professionals in Victoria better connect with the public.

Why plain language training?

The law is often complex. Explaining the law in plain language can be challenging.

Our online plain language training programs will introduce you to the principles of plain language and help you to create clear, engaging and easy-to-read letters, fact sheets and other pieces of legal writing.

Programs are delivered by Bob Milstein of Words & Beyond, a practising lawyer and plain language expert who understands the demands of legal work.

Who can attend?

This training is for people from organisations that provide legal services, information or advice in Victoria.

Early bird registration is available for people who work at community legal organisations, including community legal centres, VALS, Djirra and Victoria Legal Aid.

Not sure if you’re eligible? Check out our terms and conditions and contact us through the form below.

What are the training options?

We offer two plain language training programs:

  • a one-hour webinar; and
  • a more intensive and interactive 2-hour workshop.

Find out more about these programs below.

Bookings are limited:

  • for the webinar, to 10 people per organisation; and
  • for the workshop, to 2 people per organisation.

Introduction to Plain Language Webinar

This one-hour webinar will introduce you to the key concepts of plain language and how you can use it to improve your communications. Explore why plain language matters and what makes clear writing difficult. Learn some tips that you can use to start making changes to the way you write.

Cost: $20 per person

Next Webinar

To be announced

Plain Language Workshop

Delve deeper into plain language and how to apply it to your own writing in this interactive two-hour workshop. You will receive:

  • a range of written resources that you can use to improve your documents; and
  • personalised feedback on your writing that will help to identify areas you can focus on.

The workshop is run through Zoom. Attending the webinar prior to enrolling in the workshop is recommended but not required.

Participants will be required to complete a preliminary exercise before the workshop.

Cost: $80 per person

Next Workshop

To be announced

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Looking for tailored training for your organisation?

For large groups, we recommend arranging your own training session tailored to your organisation’s needs. Contact Bob Milstein of Words & Beyond to discuss the options available.

Contact us