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Write Away: Effective Legal Writing in 2019

Product ID: CA2983D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

“If lawyers can’t write clearly and plainly and concisely, then they fail to effectively do their job – which is to communicate with judges, other lawyers, and clients. They’re like a carpenter who can’t drive a finish nail straight.”

Joseph Kimble, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University–Cooley

Add a little flair

Legal writing may involve a technical subject matter but that doesn’t mean your writing needs to be drab and dreary. At Write Away: Effective Legal Writing in 2019, attorneys of all skill levels will benefit from learning how to write more compelling legal documents.

Tell a more exciting tale

Your brief’s Statement of Facts is not the place to present your legal argument, but it is where you can begin to shape your audience’s perceptions about a case. Discover creative approaches to lead readers to your desired conclusion – without resorting to overly dramatic language. Find out how seemingly neutral sentences can be adjusted to become more persuasive. Polish your storytelling techniques.

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Endorsed by the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

“If lawyers can’t write clearly and plainly and concisely, then they fail to effectively do their job – which is to communicate with judges, other lawyers, and clients. They’re like a carpenter who can’t drive a finish nail straight.”

Joseph Kimble, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University–Cooley

Add a little flair

Legal writing may involve a technical subject matter but that doesn’t mean your writing needs to be drab and dreary. At Write Away: Effective Legal Writing in 2019, attorneys of all skill levels will benefit from learning how to write more compelling legal documents.

Tell a more exciting tale

Your brief’s Statement of Facts is not the place to present your legal argument, but it is where you can begin to shape your audience’s perceptions about a case. Discover creative approaches to lead readers to your desired conclusion – without resorting to overly dramatic language. Find out how seemingly neutral sentences can be adjusted to become more persuasive. Polish your storytelling techniques.

Read More ↓

Presenters:

Chad Baruch
Johnston Tobey Baruch
Dallas, TX

Michael D. Bess
Michael Best
Chicago

Dylan O. Drummond
Gray Reed
Dallas, TX

Melissa Love Koenig
Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee

Jonathan H. Koenig
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. A Bit of the Ol’ Razzle-Dazzle: Spicing Up Legal Writing

  Chad Baruch

9:20 a.m. Drafting a Persuasive but Neutral Statement of Facts

  Michael D. Bess
 
10:10 a.m. Break

10:25 a.m. Citation Writ Large: “Tyranny of the Inconsequential” or Consequential Necessity?

  Dylan O. Drummond

10:55 a.m. Rockstar Brief Writing: Tips to Make Your Writing Brilliant

  Melissa Love Koenig, Jonathan H. Koenig

11:45 a.m. Legal Typography in Wisconsin – Making Your Briefs More Readable and Persuasive

  Dylan O. Drummond

12:15 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Gain tips for immediately improving your legal writing
  • Learn how to write more persuasively
  • Understand why typography matters
  • Draft a brief that's actually enjoyable to read
  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Legal assistants

Wisconsin Guide to Citation
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*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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