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A Bit of the Ol' Razzle-Dazzle: Tips for Legal Writing 2023

Product ID: CA3558R6
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

This program is an excerpt from Effective Legal Writing 2022.

At a loss for words?

It’s no secret that legal writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer needs to be successful. But how often do you hone that skill? Don’t wait until you need to file a motion or submit a brief to perfect your prose. A Bit of the Ol’ Razzle-Dazzle: Tips for Better Writing can help you take your writing skills to the next level now. 

Nationally recognized brief writer and certified appellate lawyer Chad Baruch will show you lessons from the writings of Elena Kagan, Paul Clement, and Barack Obama, among others. You’ll discover strategies and tips for:

  • Strong introductions and conclusions
  • Using sentence structure to your advantage
  • When to use active and passive voice
  • Verb choices that “sizzle”
  • Using dashes, semicolons, and colons properly
  • Writing for e-filing and screen reading 
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Friday, December 15, 202312:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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This program is an excerpt from Effective Legal Writing 2022.

At a loss for words?

It’s no secret that legal writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer needs to be successful. But how often do you hone that skill? Don’t wait until you need to file a motion or submit a brief to perfect your prose. A Bit of the Ol’ Razzle-Dazzle: Tips for Better Writing can help you take your writing skills to the next level now. 

Nationally recognized brief writer and certified appellate lawyer Chad Baruch will show you lessons from the writings of Elena Kagan, Paul Clement, and Barack Obama, among others. You’ll discover strategies and tips for:

  • Strong introductions and conclusions
  • Using sentence structure to your advantage
  • When to use active and passive voice
  • Verb choices that “sizzle”
  • Using dashes, semicolons, and colons properly
  • Writing for e-filing and screen reading 
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This program is an excerpt from Effective Legal Writing 2022.

At a loss for words?

It’s no secret that legal writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer needs to be successful. But how often do you hone that skill? Don’t wait until you need to file a motion or submit a brief to perfect your prose. A Bit of the Ol’ Razzle-Dazzle: Tips for Better Writing can help you take your writing skills to the next level now. 

Nationally recognized brief writer and certified appellate lawyer Chad Baruch will show you lessons from the writings of Elena Kagan, Paul Clement, and Barack Obama, among others. You’ll discover strategies and tips for:

  • Strong introductions and conclusions
  • Using sentence structure to your advantage
  • When to use active and passive voice
  • Verb choices that “sizzle”
  • Using dashes, semicolons, and colons properly
  • Writing for e-filing and screen reading 
Read More ↓

Chad Baruch is Managing Shareholder of Johnston, Tobey, Baruch PC in Dallas, Texas, and Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He presently serves as the 85th Chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, and the first Jewish Chair or President in the Bar’s history. Chad has been voted to the top 100 in Texas’ list of Texas Super Lawyers three times in the past five years. LawDragon recently named him one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. 

In 2015, Chad wrote perhaps the most acclaimed legal brief in American history while representing what the New York Times called “a glittering array of hip hop stars.” The “Hip Hop Brief” received national media attention, including feature stories in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Spin

Chad was one of two nominated candidates for President of the State Bar of Texas and in 2018 he won the Patrick Wiseman Memorial Award. A recognized constitutional scholar, Chad also serves as a contributor to Black’s Law Dictionary and has lectured across the county on Marbury v. Madison. His scholarly work has been cited as legal authority in three published appellate opinions, and in more than 30 law review articles. 

  • Get actionable tips to make your legal writing stand out
  • Understand how establishing writing goals can help you achieve better results
  • Learn three easy ways to improve your writing immediately
  • Draft more persuasive briefs, motions, and position statements
  • Litigators
  • Appellate lawyers
  • General practitioners
  • New lawyers
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