Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Why More Lawyers Should Speak Spanish

translate espanol poses the question: 

Why should lawyers bother to write in plain English, as opposed to garbled 'legalese'?

They point out that: 

Arguably, in today’s high-tech world, where legal
documents are increasingly likely to be read on-screen rather than on the printed page, brevity and clarity have never been more important.

So true. I couldn't agree more!  The legal field needs to change with the times.  As well, being that now there are more and more Hispanics in the United States. 56.6 million. That is the Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2015, making people of Hispanic origin the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted 17.6 percent of the nation's total population. 

Therefore, I would add that the legal field needs to change with the times and therefore, more and more lawyers need to speak Spanish! Pronto! #bilinguallawyer

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