Are You Understanding Legal English As Well As You Should?

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If you’ve ever attempted to read a piece of past legislation and found yourself unable to understand the language, you’re not alone. Legal English barely resembles modern American English, and is in many cases difficult to decipher and understand for the everyday citizen.

However, what you might not know is that there are a variety of services that can help you better understand legislative news, state and federal statutes and regulations and more.

So why is Legal English so hard for us to read? For one, the Legal English used in legal statutes and legislative history still relies heavily on Latin words and terminology. Legal English is also used in most cases for dramatic effect. When w Continue reading