LEGAL WRITING REFRESH: PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES FOR LITIGATORS AND TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEYS
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1030822001   |   EVENT CODE:  282245    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$175.00
STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

MINNEAPOLIS

Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:55 AM - 12:15 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Legal Writing Refresh: Practical Principles for Litigators and Transactional Attorneys

Elevate Your Legal Writing!

Why do you want to be a better writer? We asked and you answered! If any of these statements resonate with you, this seminar was designed with YOU in mind!

Excellent legal writing means –

  • "Passion for advocating on behalf of my clients."
  • "Being able to persuade the reader."
  • "Writing is a fundamental function of being a lawyer, and I believe there’s always room for improvement."
  • "Better writing = fewer disputes later. As in-house counsel, this is extremely important to me."
  • "I love writing, I appreciate great writing, and I believe it’s one of the most important skills anyone can have."
  • "Being understood."

If you want to improve your style and readability, choose better words and phrases, and avoid common grammar mistakes that undermine your credibility, join Karin Ciano, lawyer, leader, and legal writing columnist for Minnesota Lawyer, along with special guest Elizabeth O’Brien from Grammar Revolution, for this convenient half-day workshop!

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
CHECK-IN   -or-   JOIN ONLINE

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
(Includes one 15-minute break)

Legal Writing Refresh: Practical Principles for Litigators and Transactional Attorneys
Join Karin Ciano, lawyer, leader, and legal writing columnist for Minnesota Lawyer, along with special guest Elizabeth O’Brien from Grammar Revolution, for a half-day workshop packed with strategies and tips that will elevate your writing and enhance your credibility. Learn how to improve your style and readability, choose better words and phrases, and eliminate common writing and grammar mistakes that can undermine your credibility.

  • Why Good Writing Matters for Lawyers 
  • 15 Writing Mistakes that Undermine Your Credibility... and How to Eliminate Them 
  • How to Cut the Legalese and Simplify Your Writing 
  • 6 Tips for Elevating Your Writing Style 
  • 7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Next Writing Project
  • In-Depth Grammar Review & Sentence Diagramming

Plus, great writing resources for lawyers. Program materials include handouts, tip sheets and other helps.

– Karin Ciano & Elizabeth O’Brien

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

LIVE WEBCAST
Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Attend online

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – 2/3/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

In-Person Live:  $175 MSBA members / $175 paralegals / $195 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $155 MSBA members / $155 paralegals / $175 standard rate
Live Webcast:  $195

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 3.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$175.00
STANDARD PRICE
$195.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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