Persuasive Legal Writing

The ability to convey meaning through the written word is essential to a lawyer’s primary objective: making the reader – whether it’s a judge, opposing counsel or colleague – understand your position (and ideally adopt it) by capturing and holding their attention. For some lawyers, developing this skill will mean adding a few new techniques that quickly elevate your game, while for others it may mean starting to break ingrained habits that have been holding you back for years. In this webinar, lawyer and law professor Peter Sankoff shares over 20 years of writing and editing experience to help any lawyer take their writing to the next level. Designed with busy practitioners in mind, the program is full of easy-to-implement strategies that will immediately make you a more confident and successful writer. Topics include:

proximity over chronology
one idea rule
creating emphasis
excess verbiage
equivocal language

The lessons you learn will apply to opinion letters, memoranda, factums and other persuasive documents. Don’t miss this chance to get a little practical guidance to help you along in your writing journey. Materials will include excerpts from Peter’s new book, Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing.

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.