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LawProse is America’s foremost provider of CLE training in legal writing, editing, and drafting. Since 1991 we have conducted public seminars, in-house seminars, and online seminars on legal-writing for more than 160,000 lawyers and judges across the country and abroad—from London and Geneva to Osaka and Bangkok. Our participants have consistently given us ratings that we think are unmatched among CLE providers.

All our advocacy and legal-writing seminars are conducted by Bryan A. Garner, whose extensive writing on the language of the law led The Green Bag to call him “leading authority on good legal writing.” A chorus of other publications—including The New York Times, Trial magazine, and Harvard Law Review—have echoed that sentiment.

Garner is editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and the author of many leading works on legal style, including Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage, The Elements of Legal Style, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, The Winning Brief, Legal Writing in Plain English, and The Winning Oral Argument. His latest books are Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges—cowritten with Justice Antonin Scalia—and Better Business Writing, a work focused on the art of communicating in the business world, published by the Harvard Business Review.

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His magnum opus is the 942-page Garner’s Modern American Usage, published by Oxford University Press. It is widely considered the preeminent authority on questions of English usage.

In addition to the 120-plus seminars Garner teaches each year, LawProse also consults with law firms on revising and editing appellate briefs, with companies and trade associations on translating and redrafting contracts and other consumer documents into plain English, and with courts and government agencies on projects such as rewriting rules of procedure and simplifying model jury instructions.

Garner’s lively presentations and the depth of his love of language have given LawProse a proven track record: since the beginning, LawProse has provided more CLE training in legal writing than all other providers combined.