Your ability to represent your clients successfully requires that you write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. Improve your effectiveness as a communicator and advocate at this advanced legal writing program. Improve the writing and document design skills you need to prepare persuasive, concise, and well supported legal briefs and memoranda. You will receive useful materials that will help you develop the skills you need to write effectively. Through comprehensive analysis and rigorous discussions, this course aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding these essential topics.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
Make your writing clear, concise, and persuasive
Strengthen your legal briefs and memoranda
Improve your advocacy
Date / Time: September 28, 2023
12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Eastern
11:00 am – 1:10 pm Central
10:00 am – 12:10 pm Mountain
9:00 am – 11:10 am Pacific
Kathleen Dillon Narko | Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Kathleen Dillon Narko is a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Professor Narko teaches in the Communication and Legal Reasoning program. Her focus is teaching legal analysis through the vehicle of writing. She also consults with law firms, judges, and government organizations, providing training in effective writing. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Narko practiced with a large law firm concentrating in commercial litigation.
Professor Narko maintains an active involvement with the practicing bar. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where she currently serves on the Editorial Board of the CBA’s flagship publication, the CBA Record. She authors a regular column on legal writing, which is widely used by both attorneys and law professors. For several years she has presented a popular program on Advanced Legal Writing to audiences of practicing attorneys. She has also presented programs for the American Bar Association and the Law Library Congress.
Professor Narko received her J.D. from Cornell University and her B.A., cum laude, from Yale University.
I. Plain Language: What, Why, and How | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. Concision: Eliminating Clutter from Your Sentences | 12:20pm – 12:40pm
III. Clarity: Making it Easier for Your Reader to Understand | 12:40pm – 1:00pm
Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm