Julie Clement

Plain Language

Located in Portland, Michigan (U.S.), Julie Clement is a legal-writing and plain-language consultant. She works with attorneys, government, non-profits and businesses to help them improve communication through editing, writing and training services. She has taught legal writing using plain language principles for 20 years.

Julie was a singer before she made the midlife decision to pursue law. That decision led to her career as a law professor, and she is a distinguished professor emerita of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where she taught legal research and writing, and legal drafting. In addition to her consulting practice and teaching for SFU, she is a staff attorney with the Michigan Supreme Court.

Julie is on the board of directors for the Center for Plain Language and for Clarity, where she also served for 13 years as editor in chief of The Clarity Journal, the international journal for plain legal language. Recently, she was elected president of Clarity. She is also a former board member of the Plain Language Association International.

She and her husband (a portrait artist and musician) enjoy travelling, volunteering in their community and spending time with their grandchildren. You can learn more about Julie at jclementcommunications.com.

Upcoming courses taught by Julie Clement

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Start DateTue, May 14, 2024
Area of StudyPlain Language