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Mastering IRAC: Legal Writing for Paralegals

  • 12/14/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Audio Webinar

REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Mastering-IRAC-Legal-Writing-for-Paralegals/Audio-Webinar/87912ER_3069166?st=WA&pt=1

Program Description

How to Cut Through the Complexity and Draft Great Legal Memoranda

Effective legal writing isn't easy - it takes considerable analysis, forethought and skill to arrive at a defensible and well-reasoned legal conclusion. The good news is that compelling legal writing is more science than art. This course will teach you how to use the IRAC method to frame complicated issues, rules of law, analyses and conclusions in objective memoranda and briefs. Don't miss this engaging opportunity to refine your drafting skills - register today!

  • Add clarity to your writing by learning the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion) method.
  • Get techniques for articulating legal issues and structuring nested issues in briefs.
  • Learn how to convey controlling and negative case law with ease.
  • Gain strategies for applying law to facts and addressing potential counterarguments.
  • Learn what goes into a great legal conclusion.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will teach attendees how to draft legal memoranda. Those who should attend include:

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

Course Content

  • IRAC Explained: Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion
  • Introducing Legal Issues; Structuring Multiple Issues
  • Conveying Relevant Rules of Law
  • Handling Circuit Splits, Negative Authority and Unclear Law
  • Applying Law to Facts
  • Stating Your Conclusion
  • Raising and Addressing Counterarguments
  • Nested IRAC
  • The Importance of Objectivity in Legal Memoranda

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



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