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Advanced Legal Drafting for Florida Paralegals



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Description:

Effective writing and drafting is an essential skill you will often use in your role as a paralegal. The ability to write persuasively and with clarity is often foundational to the success of a case. Turn your good writing to great writing at our authoritative seminar. Examine common writing problems and how to avoid them. Get up to speed on techniques used by seasoned paralegals to draft compelling petitions, motions and briefs. Don't miss this chance to sharpen your writing skills today!

 

This advanced level seminar is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries and other support staff who want to learn effective strategies for writing legal documents and memoranda.

 

            I.          LEGAL WRITING REFRESHER

                        A.         Overcoming Common Syntax Problems

                        B.         Paralegal Tips for Punctuation and Capitalization in Legal Writing

                        C.         Clear and Concise Writing

                        D.         Rules of Legal Citation

                        E.         How to Quote or Handle Words of Authority in Legal Writing

                        F.         Effective Techniques When Proofreading and Editing

 

            II.         CONQUERING COMPLEX LEGAL WRITING

                        A.         Research Memorandum vs. Legal Memorandum

                        B.         Drafting a Neutral Memorandum of Complex Facts

                        C.         Drafting a Persuasive Memorandum of Complex Facts

                        D.         Writing Complicated Provisions

                        E.         Exploring Judicial and Scholarly Writing

                        F.         Drafting Transactional Documents

 

            III.        DISCOVERY AND LITIGATION DOCUMENTS

                        A.         Drafting a Complete Complaint or Petition

                        B.         The Counterclaim, Third Party Petition and Answer

                        C.         Drafting and Answering Interrogatories

                        D.         Requests to Admit

                        E.         Requests for Production of Documents

                        F.         Subpoena Duces Tecum

                        G.         Settlement Agreements

 

            IV.        IDENTIFYING THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN LEGAL DRAFTING

                        A.         The Attorney-Client Privilege and How It Extends to the Legal

                                    Assistant

                        B.         Protecting Confidentiality When Sharing Documents Electronically

                        C.         The Role of Attorney Supervision Throughout the Drafting Process

 

            V.         DRAFTING STRATEGIES FOR SPECIFIC MOTIONS

                        A.         Motion to Dismiss

                        B.         Motion for Summary Judgment and Request for Hearing

                        C.         Motion to Compel

                        D.         Motions in Limine

                        E.         Post Trial Motions

 

            VI.        INCISIVE BRIEF WRITING FOR PARALEGALS

                        A.         Supporting and Opposing Briefs

                        B.         Trial Briefs

                        C.         Appellate Briefs

 

            VII.       EFFECTIVE TRIAL DOCUMENTS

                        A.         Voir Dire

                        B.         Exhibits

                        C.         Jury Instructions

D.                  Jury Interrogatories and Verdict Forms

 

 



Practice Areas: Legal Drafting, Legal Research & Writing , Practice Skills
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 11/04/2004
Level: Advanced
Category: Standard
Duration: 5 Hours, 27 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Purchase of this product provides online access for 180 days. If you are purchasing a live webcast, you will receive complimentary access to the on demand version for 180 days once it becomes available. Please note that the on demand and podcast versions may, or may not be accredited in your state.

If you intend to take a course for CLE credit, please make sure your state is listed in the "Accreditation" section to the upper right of the program description. Accreditation displayed is unique to the purchased program format (live conference, live webcast, on demand, podcast). Credit totals listed for live conferences are the maximum credits available. Credits issued will be based upon actual time in attendance.  Credit totals for other formats are for complete programs.  Partial credit is not available for any online or downloadable format. 

 

West LegalEdcenter will not provide accreditation for states not listed. 



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Speakers:
Michele C. Tawzer - Sessums Mason & Black, P.A., Tampa, FL
William A. Davis, Jr. - The Law Office of William A. Davis, Jr., FL
Pamela A. Linquist, CLA - United States Department of Justice, FL
Douglas K. Gartenlaub - Graham, Builder, Jones, Pratt & Marks, LLP., Winter Park, FL
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