Legal Writing in Plain English

Bryan Garner

Our broadest seminar focuses on the principles that every legal writer must master to produce concise, down-to-earth, and powerful prose. Designed for lawyers, judges, legal scholars, law students, and paralegals alike, the day focuses on sound writing advice and practical tools. The goal, in essence, is to teach straight thinking by studying:

  • Principles applicable to all legal writing
  • Principles mainly for analytical and persuasive writing
  • Principles mainly for legal drafting
  • Principles of document design
  • Ways to continue improving your writing skills

The seminar includes a 227-page book by the same name, which includes basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises that can help participants further develop their talents. It also includes model documents and a guide to punctuation. More and more, clients are demanding plain English, and courts are rewarding it.

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