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Top 10 Legal Writing Perils: A Paralegal's Guide

  • 05/06/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Webcast

Register: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Top-10-Legal-Writing-Perils-A-Paralegal-s-Guide/Video-Webinar/89442ER_3267695?st=WA&pt=1Program Description

Power Up Your Legal Writing, Editing and Formatting Skills

Excellent legal writing skills are essential to most paralegal roles today. And successful paralegals know that grammatical precision will only get you so far - you need to be able to structure complex issues, reason persuasively, and make your points with clarity. Join our distinguished faculty as they teach you how to overcome 10 common writing mistakes that paralegals make. Get ready to ace the next memo, brief, or petition that crosses your desk - register today!

  • Learn how to effectively organize memoranda, convey rules of law, and make strong legal conclusions.
  • Discover how to use roadmaps and signals to guide readers through memoranda.
  • Get stylistic tips, identify poor word choices, and learn best practices for the editing process.
  • Refine your approach to point headings, topic sentences and cite checks.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will provide attendees with guidance on how to help prevent common writing errors in legal documents. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  • Not Using Roadmaps Effectively
  • Mistakes in Large Scale Organization
  • Point Headings and Topic Sentences - Good, Bad and Ugly 
  • Selecting and Conveying Rules of Law - Top Pitfalls
  • Not Writing in Plain English
  • Failing to Signal Readers
  • 25 Words and Stylistic Traps to Deftly Avoid
  • Lackluster Legal Conclusions.
  • Proofing and Editing the Wrong Way
  • A-Z Cite Checking Checklist
  • Bonus! Quick Tips for Formatting Briefs in MS Word

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



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