I think you will enjoy this short TEDTalk (less than five minutes) on how academics could communicate more effectively with the general public. Might also apply to lawyers too… 😉
The talk, entitled “Talk nerdy to me”, by Melissa Marshall, a faculty member with the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State University, is actually aimed at academics in engineering and science, but I think it is equally relevant for people in all fields.
My take-away from the talk was this quotation (Albert Einstein):
Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.