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Webinar: Strong Writing for Trial and Other Attorneys
May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Hour MCLE
This webinar will demonstrate specific legal-writing techniques that will help attorneys make their writing more concise and direct, and therefore more persuasive. Too many attorneys have been trained to pad their writing with unnecessarily long sentences, awkward syntax, and overstuffed phrases that hide rather than elucidate the writer’s meaning. Through specific examples of typical legal-writing problems and their solutions, the webinar will help participants improve the clarity and focus of the briefs, letters, and other written work that is crucial to any legal practice.
Catherine Coleman obtained her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She clerked for a federal trial court judge for a year, and then was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.After practicing as a litigator at a firm of 30 attorneys in Century City, she joined the faculty at USC Law School and taught Evidence analysis and legal writing for 16 years.