Lynn Marchildon, Department of Justice
Crawford Smith, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
Take your written advocacy skills to new heights with this essential program on legal writing.
The plenary program will be held on February 22 and the writing workshop
will be held on February 23. There are two registration options: (1) plenary + workshop or (2) plenary only (see below for more information).
Plenary Details | Wednesday February 22, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The role of written advocacy in a digital world is more important than ever. Improve the strength and persuasiveness of your legal writing with this popular program on legal drafting. Hear from top litigators and judges on how you can improve your written argument and draft better pleadings, affidavits and facta.
Workshop Details | Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Participants of the plenary session are also eligible to join us for our hands-on writing workshop, which will be held fully remotely.
Learn how to write with clarity, confidence, and grace. Join us for an interactive writing seminar Write This Way: Grammar Booster for Style
, taught by writing expert Jane Griesdorf of The Writing Consultants.
Through practical examples, hands-on exercises, and explanatory critiques, you will learn to invigorate your writing style so that it becomes bright and persuasive.
You will learn practical tips to help you understand how to fine-tune your writing style through a close analysis of grammar, punctuation, and rhetorical devices.
- Understand “Reader Response Theory” and how it affects your writing
- Develop a thorough understanding of the Eight Parts of Speech
- Learn to avoid the grammar mistakes that will distract your reader
- Fine-tune your punctuation and use it as a style tool
- Experiment with rhetorical devices that will keep your reader’s attention
- Learn how to properly proofread
Please note that this workshop is only open to participants of the February 22 plenary session.
Registration includes educational materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date the link is sent to you.
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, we will be offering this program fully remotely via webcast only.
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