NEWS FROM LOUISIANA PRO BONO NET 11/19/13

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This is your Louisiana Pro Bono Net newsletter.

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Welcome to the language access issue of your newsletter. You will learn more about Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and plain language resources on probono.net/la.

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It is a small world, after all. Or it can be if you use LEP resources on probono.net/la. See this folder in the Civil Law Practice Area Library: Limited English Proficiency ( LEP )/ Interpreters/Hearing Impaired (See also Foreign Language and Plain Language Access) .

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Wait – there’s more! Check out the “ Foreign Language and Plain Language Access ” folder in your Civil Law Practice Area Library. Featured item: “ How to Write So It’s Easy to Read ” by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

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This month’s tech tip!

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Keep it clean and simple -- WriteClearly.org.

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Check out the Online Plain Language Gadget. Paste in some text. Click. See the results.

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Bonus! How to tell Word to give you the reading level of what you write. First click the Word button in the upper left corner of the screen. Pick Word Options.

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Go to Word Options. Go to Proofing. Pick the options you want, like “Show Readability Statistics.”

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Stay tuned for the next edition. New items for your online practice library. Tech tips. More.

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