CBA-NS Government & Public Sector Lawyers Section Meeting

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Event date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Name of Organization: 
Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia
Contact Email: 
Ian MacDermid

Plain Language Drafting Techniques for NS Regulations or “What You Are Doing Wrong and How to Fix It”


  • Rachel Jones, Registrar of Regulations for the Province of Nova Scotia

Rachel Jones, the Registrar of Regulations for the Province, will present on drafting techniques and tips using plain language style that may be applied to regulations, by-laws, forms, policies and procedures and practice guidelines among other forms of legal drafting. The session will cover the organization of text and headings, the use of definitions, avoiding repetition and redundancy, proposed use of modifiers and unqualified modifiers.