James Harris Posted over 3 years ago How can we simplify legal/business language? one thing to consider is that lawyers now use legalese to obscure and drive away the audience, could they not use simple language to do the same? lawyers could just as equally demand that their opposition speak in ever simpler terms as a form of lawfare until meaning or time has run out. and demanding that the opposition speak to people as though they were babies would drive them away as much as complex language. this is not an argument against, but merely a clause to add to the plain language dynamic. there should be some type of mechanism whereby lawyers cannot simply continue to ask for simpler language and stall the court or hammer at the intelligence of their opponent. i would suggest going to a jury.