June 1, 2007
CLE coming soon: Everything email for the legal profession
Email is fast becoming the major way legal professionals communicate with each other. Yet despite its vast advantages, email has brought problems. Legal professionals feel like they are drowning in the medium – that it has prevented them from getting things done. They seem caught in a nonstop wheel of information overwhelm. They’re not sure of proper email etiquette or formatting. Nor are they sure how clear and effective email style differs from other forms of correspondence. Email is a stone-cold medium and it is imperative to set the proper tone to avoid being misunderstood.
In a three-hour CLE, you will learn how to manage your email and stop information glut. You’ll learn about etiquette, tone, structure and good-looking design. You’ll also learn effective email style, like strengthening the subject, substituting plain language for legalese, using active voice, unearthing verbs from nouns and pruning sentences of verbiage. We’ll even polish your cyberspace grammar because, yes, the standard rules of spelling and punctuation do apply.
The interactive workshop format makes learning fun – not a chore. The session mixes discussion with small group exercises and individual work. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and become actively engaged with their own learning. Everyone receives a comprehensive self-study manual for continuing professional development.
Watch for the date to be announced. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn the ropes for navigating email.