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Washington D.C. 20004

202 208-7500

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Secrets of the Great Brief Writers 2012

Time: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm
Credit:  4.0 Credit Hours

Description: Attend this interactive, fast-paced, and highly acclaimed workshop to improve your brief and motions writing skills, allowing you to work with examples from dozens of trial and appellate filings. Our faculty expert will arm you with specific techniques and strategies drawn from the nation's great brief and motions writers-the ones who give judges what they want. In particular, you will learn the three ingredients for a compelling introduction, nine ways to add interest to your sentences, the best way to draft headings, and four ways to structure sections in opening briefs and in replies or oppositions. In addition, you will walk away with four ways to integrate case law concisely, 90 words and phrases to make your prose flow, three ways to use examples and analogies effectively, and three ways to make fact sections more compelling and persuasive. At the end of this class you will learn to avoid things that annoy judges and be able to communicate more clearly.

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005


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