Based in Portland, Michigan, Julie Clement is a consultant in legal writing and plain language. 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 16 years.
Julie was a singer before she made the midlife decision to pursue law. Having completed her law degree at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, she continues to practise as a contract attorney. She is also a tenured law professor at her alma mater, teaching legal research and writing and legal drafting, and publishing several articles on the topic of teaching and plain language.
She has served on the board of directors for the Center for Plain Language and for Clarity, where she also served as editor in chief of The Clarity Journal, the international journal for plain legal language, for 12 years. Julie is also a former board member of the Plain Language Association International.
Aside from her teaching and legal work, Julie and her husband own a microbrewery in Michigan. Over the last 10 years, the couple has been making up for the travelling they didn’t do in their younger years, with recent trips including New Zealand, Ireland and a month-long trip to Europe.
You can learn more about Julie at jclementcommunications.com