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Writing to Win: The Fundamentals of Legal Writing

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

Effective legal writing is essential to persuading a court to rule in your client's favor. This program will enable you to master techniques for organizing your briefs and presenting your arguments clearly to maximize your opportunity to achieve a favorable outcome. The topic will share best practices for effective legal writing and how to avoid common writing errors. It will offer helpful practical tips from an experienced appellate advocate about how to draft briefs efficiently and communicate your written advocacy to the court effectively.

61 minutes
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Agenda

Structure of Briefs

  • Organization of Briefs
  • Use of Headings
  • Developing Roadmaps of Arguments

Making Briefs Clear

  • Paragraphs
  • Styles
  • Citations

Rules and Tips for Drafting

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on December 2, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0 including practical skills 1
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Howard S. Suskin

Howard S. Suskin

Jenner & Block LLP

  • Partner in Jenner & Block LLP’s litigation department
  • Substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters
  • Co-chair of Jenner & Block LLP’s class action and securities litigation practices
  • Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized his work in several areas, including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law
  • Been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation
  • Illinois Super Lawyer named him a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer eight times
  • He is on the faculty of Practicing Law Institute; and has lectured extensively; instructed legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School; and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-writer of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Michigan Law School; graduate, with distinction, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University
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Product ID: 406752
Published 2019
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