How you write a legal document can make or break your case. And so many legal documents are written poorly. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said, "Good writing is hard generally, and good legal writing is harder than that."
But don't be intimidated. You can become a legal writing standout by following the ten commandments in this enlightening, example-packed live training by legal writing expert Megan E. Boyd, Esq.
Why You Should Attend
- Clear writing demonstrates clear thinking that wins legal arguments
- Many legal writers sabotage themselves with poor techniques
- Better writing wins cases and makes careers
- Thou shalt strive to be clear — Prune long sentences, excessive acronyms, legalese... (the First Commandment)
- Thou shalt think twice before employing devices — Including rhetorical questions, artificial emphasis, exclamation points... (the Fourth Commandment)
- Thou shalt not fudge the facts or the law — And thou shall concede harmful facts and law (the Seventh Commandment)
- Drafting compelling, on-point introductions
- Organizing statements of fact
- Plus seven more commandments... (Can you guess them?)
Who Will Benefit
- Brief writers
- Legal Secretaries
- Handout- Practical writing tips that go beyond basic legal writing
You Also Receive
- 1.25 continuing education credit hours (CLE), 1.5 CPE hours (NASBA)
- Personal answers tailored to your questions and situations
- Convenience of attending from office, home or mobile device
Your Avant Expert
Megan E. Boyd, Esq., is co-author of the book Show, Don't Tell: Legal Writing for the Real World and is lead writing instructor at the Georgia State University College of Law. She began her legal career as clerk to Judge Asha F. Jackson and worked as a litigator at a mid-size Atlanta law firm. Her legal writing blog has been recognized as one of best by the ABA Blawg.