LGST 551
Introduction to Legislative Drafting (OCW)

 

LGST 551
Introduction to Legislative Drafting (OCW)

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Module 1: Section 3

What do users expect from legal documents?

When users of legal documents are asked this question, most say that they favour those documents that:

  • tell them what they want to know,
  • are easy to read and understand,
  • are not obscure,
  • use the shortest space,
  • deal with all the necessary points,
  • contain no contradictions,
  • leave no doubts.

Legislative counsel should accordingly strive to produce texts that satisfy these expectations.

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