At the UNIJES, teacher and President of Congress Mrs. Cristina Carretero González, has given a speech about "Lawyer training and juristic language" in which she cited prestiguous thinker and writer, Joaquin Bayo Delgado.
At the UNIJES, teacher and President of Congress Mrs. Cristina Carretero González, has given a speech about “Lawyer training and juristic language” in which she cited prestiguous thinker and writer, Joaquin Bayo Delgado. His writings contain a great deal of knowledge from the perspective of both a barrister and linguist and demonstrate that lawyers employ a barroque language out of confidence and economy. It was a question of Confidence, since previously clerks didn’t leave spaces so as to avoid words being added to the text and economy since they charged a fee; more pages meant more money. “We’ve inherited it without even knowing”.
Mrs. Cristina Carretera emphasized the importance of clarity in language, highlighting Article 3 of the new legislation regarding the lawyer and barrister professions. The occupation requires among other qualities “A dominion and precision over legal language and correct terminology within the differents fields of law, the writing of legal documents in an ordered and intelligible way, both excellent oral and written communicaton and legal argumentation and reasoning using the right register in a given context.”
Cristina Carretero is a professor at the faculty of law of the University Pontificia Comillas where she leads the law and language research group.