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More Effective Writing, for More Effective Lawyers

Friday, March 30, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Description:

Knowing the law is essential – but so is being able to communicate about it. Join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz for a lively and practical writing workshop that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn’t know were in there.

“More Effective Writing, for More Effective Lawyers” will explore the fundamentals (and the critical details) of creating clear, well-organized, persuasive legal documents. Briefs, memos, client letters, even daily correspondence – they’ll all benefit from your deeper understanding of what goes into successful writing. Writing that opens and closes strongly, flows logically, presents pertinent information to your target audience understandably, and uses the right words and the right tone for this task, this time.

You’ll examine good and not-so-good writing to see what worked, what didn’t, and why. You’ll get advice for steering clear of the grammar and usage potholes that can undermine your credibility. You’ll even learn tips for avoiding the dreaded “legalese” while still getting the job done! (There’s a reason people tell lawyer jokes…)

Join us for at the BBA for this full-day workshop and come away with new skills, new strategies, and new confidence.

Registration Categories:
BBA Member – $300.00
Non-Member - $450.00

Registration for this program includes lunch and full materials packet. Space is limited.

Accreditation:This program is eligible for CLE credit.

Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at mleppert@bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1924.

Speakers:

 

Contact:

Sara Mackey
smackey@bostonbar.org

 

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