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  • September 26
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Writing to Win: The Fundamentals of Legal Writing

September 26

Learn valuable tips and techniques to make your legal writing persuasive, concise, and comprehendible.

This topic will provide concrete tips and insights to help you to organize your legal argument and make it easier for the reader to follow, for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. By avoiding the trap of ‘writing like a lawyer,' your legal writing will be more persuasive and intelligible. These writing tips translate well to other areas of professional writing.

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Agenda

Writing Style
  • Plain Language - - Do Not Write "Like a Lawyer"
  • Know Your Audience
  • Write in Active Voice
Getting Started
  • Know the Facts Underlying Your Legal Issue
  • Do Not Skimp on Details
  • Identify the Area of Law
  • Determine What It Is That You Need to Prove in Order to Prevail
Outline and Drafts
  • Organize Your Outline According to the Applicable Legal Standard
  • Gather Cases That Analyze the Same Legal Issue That You Are Addressing
  • Include Very Brief (but Fact-Intensive) Summaries of Those Cases, Including Cases That Come out Each Way on the Issue
Refine Your Legal Analysis
  • IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion)
  • CRAC (Conclusion, Rule, Analysis Conclusion)
Memoranda and Legal Briefs
  • Your Introduction Is Key
  • Provide an Overview of the Facts
  • Make Your Analysis Easy to Follow With Clear Headings and Sub Headings
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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
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  • AL CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
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  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
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  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
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  • This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
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  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
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  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
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  • This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours. Approval pending.
     
  • OK CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • This course has been submitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association MCLE Commission for 1.5 CLE hours. Approval pending.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • MCLE Credit in Oregon is pending.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours including hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential for (s) hours.
     
  • NFPA (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for 1.5 hours of NFPA continuing education credit. Approval pending.
     

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Who should attend?

This live webinar is primarily designed for attorneys.Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

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Faculty

Michael Aleo

Michael Aleo

Lesser, Newman, Aleo & Nasser LLP

  • Attorney with Lesser, Newman, Aleo & Nasser LLP
  • Primarily represents employees with workplace disputes and individuals with personal injury claims
  • Taught legal writing at American University Washington College of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, New England Law Boston, and Bay Path University
  • J.D. degree, American University Washington College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Can be contacted at 413-584-7331 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 402952
Published 2017, 2018
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