Éducaloi is a Canadian charity whose mission is to “inform Quebecers of their rights and obligations by providing quality legal information in everyday language.”  They are having a conference on plain language October 21-22 in Montreal.  They have a huge number of interesting speakers – you can see the conference and the program at http://www.colloque.educaloi.qc.ca/en/

While some prefer a world of jargon, acronyms, and unnecessary complexity – there is a lot to be said about the importance of plain language in legal matters if you want to deliver useful, understandable and quality information. 

Here is a blurb from Educaloi:

An event not be missed!

What do Christopher Balmford, Hélène de Kovachich, Sophie Ducharme, Gérald Fillion and Martin Sheehan have in common? They’ll share the spotlight with some 65 other speakers, panellists and moderators in what is shaping up to be the biggest gathering ever in Quebec around the issue of plain-language legal information.

The conference Dire le droit pour être compris will be held October 21st and 22nd, 2010 at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal.

We hope to win you over with a unique program and the quality of our speakers and panellists, who include several guests from the rest of Canada and abroad. Choose from 17 workshops, including Plain Language and the Art of Drafting Judgments, Revisiting the Language of Contracts, Providing Legal Information Using Social Media and Head to Head: the Journalist and the Expert.

Note that the conference’s program activities are recognized for the continuing education requirements of the Quebec Bar and the Chambre des notaires du Québec. Qualify for between 10 and 13 hours of continuing education!

Take advantage of our special rates by registering before September 15: $395 (regular) or $295$ (non-profit).

Debate, reflection, ideas – Éducaloi promises this event will not disappoint!

Éducaloi is presenting this event thanks to the support of its major partners: the Barreau du Québec, the Chambre des notaires du Québec, the Société québécoise d’information juridique, Justice Canada and Justice Québec.

Éducaloi is also receiving support from its major sponsor, National Bank Financial Group.

The Centre d’accès à l’information juridique and the Fonds d’assurance responsabilité professionnelle du Barreau du Québec are also partners of the event.