This fast-paced, interactive program addresses an often ignored challenge, writing for trial judges, the most time-constrained audience. We developed the program following numerous interviews of judges, judges who implored us to change the way lawyers write. This program emphasizes practical written advocacy, methods lawyers will use the very next day. Those who attend will be able to present clearer, more persuasive, more succinct written arguments and do so more quickly and efficiently. The program is typically addressed to experienced lawyers, but can be reconfigured to meet the needs of basic or intermediate-level lawyers.
Participants report that the course has changed the way they write, and they now are able to produce more persuasive, clearer arguments in a shorter amount of time. They also report that their communications with their clients has improved, the clients finding they more easily understand their lawyers' advice and instructions. The result is a more satisfied client!
Who Should Attend:
Any lawyer who writes to persuade trial judges, or other quasi-judicial officers, including administrative law judges and arbitrators.
The program uses a mix of demonstrations of actual written arguments, how they are counter-productive, how they can be easily improved, as well as hands-on exercises and small-group discussions. The course design encourages participants’ learning from each other.
What Attendees Are Saying:
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