April 14, 2006
Is your writing ability hindering your performance at work? Do you have difficulty saying what you mean? Legal writing offers unique challenges to those who not only write briefs but draft memos and client letters as well as legal contracts.
Mary Beth Beazley, Associate Professor of Law for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, has been teaching legal writing for more than twenty years. She will be presenting her legal writing course "Six Degrees of Legal Writing" on May 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for 3.0 CLE hours of credit to help you succeed at work.
Too often, legal writing advice consists of abstract statement like "be clear" and "remember your reader." Beazley goes beyond these truisms to offer concrete techniques that legal writers can use to make their analytical documents easier to write and to understand. Her course offers instruction on paragraph as well as sentence structure and document design to help with briefs, memos and letters.
Beazley will address analytical writing, how to use authority effectively; tips for effective letters; how to install a template that will keep the reader reading; sentence structure and document design; your friend the verb and the dangers of normalizations and passive voice; using transitions effectively; controlling sentence length, organization and graphics.
Do not miss this opportunity to further your career. Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112. The cost is $85 prepaid/$95 day of for members, $115 prepaid/$125 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$65 day of for paralegals.