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Legal Writing Skills and Techniques

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Produced on December 20, 2015

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Course Information

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Legal writing can be simple, explosive, dynamic and, as shocking as it may seem, actually interesting. It is one of the most important parts of our craft. Writing can be empowered through engaging language, a good narrative strategy and, perhaps, the employment of effective visual devices - all of which can add considerable force to what you have to say. 

 

Experienced appellate attorney, Erica Dubno, discusses the art of legal writing. The techniques suggested here can be utilized in any form of legal writing from letters to appellate briefs. This course is relevant for civil and criminal practitioners at all levels.

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.     Identify how to structure your writing to exploit favorable facts and to use quotations from the record as powerful subheads

II.    Review different ways to employ metaphors, analogies, exhibits and statistics

III.   Develop techniques for using language to be more forceful and appropriate for specific issues



This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

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Faculty

Erica Dubno

Fahringer & Dubno, Herald Price Fahringer PLLC

Erica T. Dubno worked with Herald Price Fahringer for 20 years. She is one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Erica Dubno has received awards for her appellate advocacy and, together with Mr. Fahringer, has drafted criminal and civil appeals in the federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and in the New York Court of Appeals.

She has co-authored numerous articles with Herald Fahringer, as well as book reviews for the New York Law Journal. Erica Dubno graduated from Oberlin College and Brooklyn Law School with honors. 



Reviews

CC
Cecilia C.

Very helpful

AD
ALBAN D.

Great

JH
JENNIFER H.

Great CLE! I enjoyed the examples. The speaker was interesting.

MB
Melea B.

Erica needs to give more lectures.

HS
Hope S.

Excellent content and presentation!

PA
Paul A.

Quick and thorough presentation

JH
Joan H.

Great Content.

SK
shari k.

Erica dubno was a great speaker

EA
Elisa A.

Excellent suggestions!!

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Rita M.

I love the photo and chart ideas.

GG
Gal G.

Great class.

CM
cassidy m.

loved the specific practical examples- compact and jammed with good advice

AR
Aubrey R.

Excellent presentation.

CP
Caroline P.

very good presentation.

WB
Wendy B.

Excellent course! Course provides a substantial amount of practical information.

CP
Chris P.

Very helpful!

JD
Joseph D.

One of LL's better courses. The presentation was tight with no padding. The examples were limited (she didn't lapse into war stories) but illustrative. The info that issues for appeal cannot be preserved in a footnote was worth the price of admission. She offered helpful writing tips I'd not heard before.

BJ
Betty Jane J.

Wonderful, fluid speaker

MW
Michael W.

Very good program.

EA
Eliot A.

Some very good ideas.

PK
paul k.

good tips on writing

CH
Constance H.

Excellent presentation! Highly recommended for all attorneys.

WM
William M.

Great Course; I love the idea of how the table of contents are set up.

AH
Andrea h.

There are many good ideas in this program.

EA
elizabeth-rose a.

Fantastic CLE

JL
James L.

Excellent ideas.

AC
Alexander C.

Very good course. Very helpful

MW
Mark W.

great tips on writing techniques

JF
James F.

phenomenal

LR
Lawrence R.

One of the better presentations I watched. Well done, and inspiring.

JW
James W.

Well done

MM
Michael M.

Animated excellent speaker with practical ideas

SH
Steven H.

GREAT ONE!

JO
Joseph J. O.

Excellent job of presenting what could be a tedious topic. Very effective speaking manner.

LC
Lisa M C.

Fantastic presentation - very informative and useful!

TB
Thomas B.

Very good speaker

VR
Venola R.

Lots of great advice for making writing creative

RM
Richard M.

Very helpful

GW
Gwaina W.

Great tips.

AH
Andrea Kelli H.

Great tips for the experienced and novice writer of legal documents.

MM
Martin M.

well presented

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James S.

I enjoyed Prof. Dubno's course. The information she provided was very useful.

MC
Mark C.

informative

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