Learn By Doing: An Hour of Legal Writing Exercises


Bring your computer (or your pencil if you’re old school…no judgment), and get ready to write. Stuart Teicher (the CLE Performer) has a truckload of exercises that we will do individually then discuss as a group, so we can learn about how to become better legal writers. Things you’ll learn are:

  • The best way to integrate sources into our legal writing. 
  • How to write in plain English
  • How to rework complicated passages
  • And more!

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The presenter was very knowledgeable and very engaging. Many good and useful insights into brief writing.

The speaker went through the material really fast. It would be great to have a 1/2 seminar with him so he can go through this topic more slowly and in greater detail.

We learned not to use legalese or Latin and how to simplify statements. I found these lessons to be common sense in today's practice. The presentation would have benefitted from highlighting the nuance of legal writing. Hard and fast rules like "stop being wordy" and "steer towards one-syllable words" don't capture the full picture of legal writing. There is grace and tact in choosing your words and sentence structure that may not always call for completely plain English.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 50.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
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Course Information
Webcast Replay:
August 16, 2024
12:00 - 1:00
Also available now as archived video
All times are central time
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.