Mika Writes on Increased Importance of Appearance of Contracts

Legal Writing Professor Karin Mika

Legal Writing Professor Karin Mika

C|M|LAW Legal Writing Professor Karin Mika recently published Visual clarity in contract drafting in Clarity, a journal published twice a year by Clarity-international, an international association promoting plain legal language.  The article discusses how the appearance of contracts (including font, paragraphing, and white space) contribute to the quality and user-friendly nature of the contract.  The article emphasizes how contracts must be usable instruments for those entering into a bargain and also suggests that people have become quicker readers so more visual cues are needed in written works to enhance people’s understanding of content.

Here is a link to the article:

http://clarity.shuttlepod.org/Resources/Documents/Clarity%2070..pdf

 

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