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Motions, Briefs, Discovery Requests and More: Drafting Tips and Pitfalls

  • 12/09/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Webcast

REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Motions-Briefs-Discovery-Requests-and-More-Drafting-Tips-and-Pitfalls-for-Paralegals/Video-Webinar/87910ER_3012004?st=WA&pt=1

Program Description

Get Ahead of the Game for Your Attorney

Legal document drafting is one of - if not the - most critical skill for any litigation paralegal. Capitalize on your opportunity to shine with this focused program. Our seasoned paralegal and attorney faculty will share their hard-won drafting tips, tricks and cautionary advice for everything from pleadings to discovery to briefs and more. Take the hassle (and mistakes) out of your litigation document drafting - register today!

  • Take your pleadings from good to great with tips from experienced faculty.
  • Avoid 30 of the most common typographical errors, grammatical pitfalls and other mistakes.
  • Gain tailored insights on drafting different types of motions.
  • Discover how to take your discovery requests and responses to the next level.
  • Learn how to effectively scrub metadata from documents to avoid inadvertent disclosures.
  • Speed up document preparation with MS Word and Adobe templates, shortcuts and other tricks.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will assist attendees in advancing their legal document drafting skills. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Technicians
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. Powering Up Your Pleadings
  2. Top 30 Typographical Errors, Grammatical Pitfalls, Words & Concepts to Avoid
  3. Fine Tuning Your Briefs, Motions and Citations
  4. Discovery Drafting Part 1: Refining Your Requests
  5. Discovery Drafting Part 2: Polishing Your Responses
  6. Be Mindful of Metadata
  7. MS Word and Adobe: Legal Document Drafting and User Hacks
  8. Ethics of Legal Writing

Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092



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