SIMPLIFICATION OF LEGAL LANGUAGE AS A WAY TO EXPAND SOCIETY'S ACCESS TO JUSTICE

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https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss10.3418

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Language, Communication, Society, Law

Abstract

This article, of a bibliographic nature, discusses the relationship between Law and language, with the purpose of highlighting the simplification of legal language as a way of expanding society's access to justice, especially lay society, which does not dominate the linguistic resources employed in the legal field. Understanding the content expressed through legal language is one of the conditions for guaranteeing access and effective fundamental rights for all citizens. To this end, it is necessary to adopt measures that enable the lay citizen to exercise citizenship through access to justice. Finally, it is understood that promoting reflection on the simplification of legal language is a way of bringing Law closer to society and fundamentally a way of democratizing access to justice.

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Marcio Jean Malheiros Mendes, University of Cruz Alta

Mestrando em Práticas Socioculturais e Desenvolvimento Social pela UNICRUZ

Amanda Karoline Schmitz Mendes, University of Cruz Alta

Bacharela em Direito pela UNICRUZ

Antonio Escandiel de Souza, University of Cruz Alta

Doutor em Letras pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, docente

Fabio Cesar Junges, University of Cruz Alta

Doutor em Teologia pela Faculdade EST, estágio pós-doutoral

Ana Cristina Mendes, University of Cruz Alta

Mestranda em Práticas Socioculturais e Desenvolvimento Social pela

Laura Zimmermann de Souza, University of Cruz Alta

Discente do curso de Direito pela UNICRUZ

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01-10-2021

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Malheiros Mendes, M. J. ., Schmitz Mendes, A. K. ., Souza, A. E. de, Junges, F. C., Mendes, A. C., & Souza, L. Z. de. (2021). SIMPLIFICATION OF LEGAL LANGUAGE AS A WAY TO EXPAND SOCIETY’S ACCESS TO JUSTICE. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(10), 454–464. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss10.3418

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