Advanced Legal Writing & EditingBryan Garner

Our most popular seminar focuses on analytical and persuasive writing, with most examples coming from actual memos and briefs. The day concentrates on the five major skills that good legal writers must develop to:

  • Frame issues that get the judge’s attention and state the case in 90 seconds
  • Achieve a lean style that makes their prose stand out from most legal writing
  • Smooth the transitions between sentences and paragraphs
  • Quote authority most effectively
  • Get their projects down on paper most efficiently

To practice what they’re learning, participants work on several short but challenging exercises throughout the day.

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