On Demand

The Art of Legal Writing

1h 15m

Created on December 18, 2016




There is nothing more compelling than good legal writing. It can be dynamic, simple, explosive and surprisingly interesting. Writing is one of the most important parts of lawyers' craft. We can empower arguments through engaging language, creative approaches and even the use of effective visual devices.

Veteran appellate attorney Erica Dubno discusses the art of legal writing. The tips and techniques suggested here can be used 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: 

  1. Understand how to craft your writing to take advantage of compelling facts and quotations from the record
  2. Exploit exhibits, analogies, metaphors and statistics
  3. Cultivate techniques on using language to be more dynamic and appropriate for particular issues

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2016 Bridge the Gap Event.

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