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CANCELED: More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers (01/14 & 01/15) *Class by Webinar*

January 14 - 15, 2021
Credits: 6.0 Credit Hours (7.0 Skills Credit Hours for New York)

Description: Knowing the law is essential, but so is being able to communicate about it. And at a time when face-to-face encounters have largely disappeared from your schedule, writing clearly and productively – letting your written words really work for you – may be more essential than ever.
So, join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz online, for a lively and practical workshop that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn't know were in there.  This two-session class explores the fundamentals (and the critical details) of creating clear, well-organized, persuasive legal documents.  Briefs, memos, client letters, even daily correspondence benefit from your deeper understanding of what goes into successful writing, so we’ll examine good and not-so-good writing to see what worked, what didn't, and why:
  • What should you include, and what can you leave out?
  • What’s the most effective structure for this document, and this audience?
  • Should you use an outline?
  • Are there better options?
  • Are there ways to overcome “blank-screen panic?”
  • Shouldn’t your brief be a little more...brief?
  • And do you really need all that legalese?
Rick has reshaped his program to take best advantage of Zoom’s interactive features.  And as you’ll see from the comments below, he’s managed to retain much of the give-and-take, back-and-forth energy that’s made his in-person sessions so popular here at the DC Bar. You’re sure to come away with new skills, new strategies, and new confidence.  We are limiting the class to 30 participants.  Participants must register for both sessions.
Faculty: Rick Horowitz­, PrimeProse LLC
Fees: $279 D.C. Bar Community Members; $289 D.C. Bar Members; $299 Government and Nonprofit Attorneys; $319 Others
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.  
Recent Reviews of the Zoom Edition of More Effective Writing . . .
  • "The best online learning experience I’ve ever had.”
  • “Rick was fabulous! He was clear, concise, and entertaining.  Who knew that this ‘More Effective Writing’ class would be both effective and enjoyable?”
  • “Wonderful. Mr. Horowitz made the experience feel like we were in a live classroom setting."
  • “I would highly recommend this webcast to my associates no matter what area of practice, no matter the background or number of years’ experience; there are really great tips for all of us here.”
  • “More interactive than most in-person CLE’s.”
  • “Really great experience. Many thanks for a great class in this new virtual world.”

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Rick Horowitz, Prime Prose, LLC

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