Course description

Advanced Legal Writing

Take your legal writing skills to the next level and draft documents with confidence.

This topic will assist you in drafting your documents with a clear purpose and with your audience in mind. You will be a stronger communicator and advocate for your position and your client. You will discover tips to improve your written communications and editing skills. You will find editing your documents will become easier, and you will edit with competence and confidence. This material focuses on many ways to improve and enhance your written communication skills. Topics will focus on being clearer and stronger with your message and how to edit your documents. The information supports the Plain English Movement and the removal of the dreaded legalese.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

Training content

Legal Writing Strategies and How to Get Started

  • Focus on the Audience
  • Use Action
  • Avoiding Traps
  • Lead With Your Best
  • How Long Should Your Sentences and Paragraphs Be?

Writing Pointers

  • Words to Avoid
  • Follow Your Roadmap
  • Organize

Editing Tips

  • Omit the Redundant
  • Use Signals
  • Use the Step Process
  • Cut the Extra
  • Vary
  • Sleep on It

The Importance of the Conclusion

  • Start With the End
  • Avoid the Mystery
  • Be Strong

Quotes and Issues

  • How Many Is Too Many?
  • How to Phrase and Advocate at the Same Time

IRAC or CIRAC

What Every Memo Should Contain

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Lorman Education Services is a leading provider of online professional development and corporate training for organizations and individual professionals. For more than 30 years, Lorman has delivered relevant, high-quality, professional-level courses that cover a broad range of business and technical...


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Lorman Education Services

Lorman Education Services
2510 Alpine Road
54702 Eau Claire Wisconsin

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