The Winning Brief
This seminar specifically for litigators comprises 100 tips, each illustrated with good and bad examples from motions and briefs filed in courts throughout the country. Both the class and its 775-page coursebook (now in its third edition and published by Oxford University Press) are full of pointers that even the most accomplished brief-writers will find useful. Participants learn how to:
- Plan briefing projects for maximal efficiency—whatever the time constraints.
- Capture a judge’s imagination with the first few words.
- Avoid the mind-numbing conventions that make so many briefs boring.
- Meet page limits with greater ease.
- Counteract the exaggerated style of Rambo opponents.
- Persuade judicial readers more reliably.
Unlike Advanced Legal Writing & Editing, this course doesn’t require participants to do exercises. Instead, it covers much more material, and the coursebook supplies all the answers to editorial problems. It’s an excellent follow-up to ALW&E.
LawProse Policy on In-House CLE Credit
Under state-bar rules, the hosting group is the proper applicant for CLE accreditation. We will supply you with the necessary attachments CLE applications require.