Better information

Victoria Law Foundation wants legal information to be easy to find, understand and use.

We use the principles of plain language to ensure the language, structure, design and delivery of the legal information we produce meets the needs of our audiences. And we can help your organisation do the same. To this end we have developed this 'Better information' section of our website.

We can help you find great plain language resources for your client and training to help you to understand the key principles of plain language and workshops on the benefits of producing legal information that can be understood the first time, every time. Please note: Due to the popularity of these workshops priority will be given to people involved in the production of community legal information and foundation grant recipients.

Hear from the foundation’s Executive Director, Joh Kirby, about clear writing and common problems with community legal information.
The foundation is investing in the future generation of lawyers with plain language training for law schools.
Student plain language training
In consultation with lawyers and law dictionary editors, we have developed a new plain language legal glossary which explains more than 450 common legal terms.
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A step-by-step publishing guide to help organisations produce best practice legal information for the community.

The foundation specialises in plain language legal publications for the Victorian community and schools. Each publication is developed in consultation with legal experts and end users to make sure they are accurate and effective.
Victoria Law Foundation publications
John Silvester, Crime and Law Editor, The Age
By providing valuable educational resources, Victoria Law Foundation continues to play an important role in breaking down the barriers between the media and legal sector.
Crime and Law Editor, The Age
John Silvester
This page was last updated on April 20, 2017