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Ethics and Legal Writing

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Created on December 17, 2012

Overview

An area of increasing concern for litigators is the possibility of being disciplined not by state bar authorities, but by judges in the form of sanctions and public ridicule.  This course will explore four areas within the broader topic of legal ethics and writing in which judges have taken the leading role in enforcing ethical norms. Join attorney Daniel Abrams to find out how you can be more ethically aware in your legal writings.

Learning Objectives:

I.   Understand court-awarded sanctions for frivolous legal writing;

II.  Learn about the duty to cite adverse authority;

III. Utilize civility in legal writing; and

IV. Explore the ethics of ghostwriting.

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