SIMPLIFICATION OF LEGAL LANGUAGE AS A WAY TO EXPAND SOCIETY'S ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Keywords:Language, Communication, Society, Law
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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