What is POFP?

Why do lawyers refer to long documents as briefs and
18-year olds as infants? Why do they use so much Latin when so few of their
clients are Ancient Romans? Is it a conspiracy?


Party of the First Part has the answers! Check out the Website for the
Legalese Hall of Shame; a glossary of legal words linked to Adam Freedman's
columns; tips on writing legal documents in plain English; and more!



Sunday, June 24, 2007

There's No Business Like Small Business

What could be more inspirational than a young entrepeneur staying up late to . . . plow through Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations?

A new law requires federal agencies to publish plain-language compliance guides for all regulations that have a "significant impact" on small business. According to Kiplinger, the new law makes clear that the guides must be available to the public at the time the new rules take effect.

Just one question: why limit this to regulations affecting small firms?