Professional Development, Skills

MindCraft: Creating and Building Better Legal Writing

Description:

Don't worry. It's not a rehash of Legal Writing from law school. Rather, we'll take a look at some key "big picture" approaches to writing that many practitioners - whether litigators or transactional attorneys - may lose sight of. Similar to the ever-popular Minecraft videogame, we will create and build from the bottom up. You will learn the right building blocks and skills needed for writing persuasively, improving counterarguments, proofreading techniques and ways to avoid the ax. We also will talk about some specific techniques for improving your writing.

Topics include:

  • Writing for different audiences 
  • Word choice
  • Plain language
  • Ethical obligations of candor
  • Dealing with case law
  • organizational techniques
  • Counterargument 
  • Proofing techniques

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

You may park in the Commerce Street Garage (310 Commerce Street, across from the AT&T Building). We will be validating parking tickets, so please make sure to bring your ticket!

Speakers/Producers


Course Pricing
  • Member: 210.00
  • Non-Member: 385.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
Registration on or after Jun. 21, 2017, will incur a LATE FEE of $50.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information June 26, 2017
  • Registration: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Registration: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Highlights
  • Networking opportunities
  • Parking validation (see details on parking garage)
  • WiFi
  • Premium coffee provided
  • Skills training
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 3.15
Total Credits: 4.15

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.