This interactive, advanced-level program addresses practical written advocacy at the trial and appellate levels. The program is based both on modern writing techniques and upon the intended audience’s expectations, as gained through numerous interviews of judges. Those who attend will be able to present clearer, more persuasive, more succinct written arguments. In addition, lawyers attending will produce a finished product more quickly and efficiently. The program can be reconfigured to meet the needs of basic or intermediate-level writers, and of those producing persuasive writing, not limited to the litigation context.
Because the program’s emphasizes professionalism and ethical persuasion, those attending will receive CLE ethics credit.
All programs are customized to meet the firm’s needs and may be delivered at intermediate and basic levels.
What You Will Learn:
Who Should Take It:
Any lawyer who writes to persuade, whether it is to persuade trial and appellate judges, administrative agencies, opposing parties or clients.
The program comprises nine interconnected modules, each addressing a specific aspect of persuasive and litigation writing. Each module uses a mix of demonstration, brief lecture and hands-on exercises, and may involve small-group discussions. The course design encourages participants’ learning from each other.
Who Should Take It:
To learn more about this workshop and how it can help give the attorneys in your firm a competitive advantage through more powerful writing, contact us.
Following is an example of a typical Advanced Litigation Writing program. Because each program is customized to meet the needs of the firm and the jurisdiction of the firm’s practice, the specific Agenda may vary.
About Randy Christison as an Instructor:
“Excellent instructor with an effective and enthusiastic delivery of the subject matter.”
“I highly recommend this program because it takes a practical and realistic approach to legal writing, with outstanding insights of what the readers--especially judges--want and need in deciding cases.”
“A great opportunity to learn how to become a better legal writer from an instructor that knows his stuff. I looked forward to each session.”
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