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The language of law can be confusing. In English, we call often call legal language ‘legalese’, and even native speakers can find it hard to follow. This video looks at some of the main kinds of legalese, and why not all lawyers agree it’s a good thing.
0:00 Is legalese the most complicated form of English?
0:16 Why it’s so confusing
0:38 Dictionary definition
1:00 What lawyers think
1:15 why you should learn a little legalese