Lynn Marchildon, Department of Justice
Crawford Smith, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
Petrified of pleadings? Fearful of factums? Take your written advocacy skills to new heights with this essential program on legal writing.
The plenary program will be held on February 14 and the learning-by-doing skills workshop
will be held on February 15. There are two registration options: (1) plenary + workshop or (2) plenary only (see below for more information).
Plenary Details | Monday, February 14, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (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.
You will learn:
Workshop Details | Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
- Valuable tips for preparing effective pleadings and other initiating documents
- Key principles for drafting proper affidavits
- Best practices for drafting persuasive factums
- Advice on how to best engage the reader who counts – the judge
- Insight from Justice John B. Laskin of the Federal Court of Appeal on what works and what to avoid
Join us for Write This Way: Grammar Booster for Style
, an interactive seminar taught by writing expert Jane Griesdorf of The Writing Consultants. Learn how to write clearly and persuasively from start to finish. Using practical examples and exercises, Jane will help you improve the readability of your writing by teaching you how to properly proofread and edit your work and to avoid distracting grammar mistakes. The workshop will conclude with a 30 minute Q&A session with Jane Griesdorf. Please note that this workshop is only open to participants of the February 14 plenary session.
Registration includes electronic 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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