Legal Research & Writing: Quick Tips
February 14th, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time
- Practical tips in legal research - Old School and New School (books and online)
- Resources that can ease your fear of "missing something"
- Constructing more effective search requests in WestLaw and Lexis
- Free -- and almost free -- online legal research sites
- How to improve the flow of your legal writing
- Making your legal briefs and correspondence easier-to-read
- Simple grammatical steps to improve your "readability"!
- Dealing with legal citations
Agenda for Friday, the 14th of February 2020
1:00pm Central Time - Webcast Begins
(Please be sure to register and tune into the website at least 10 minutes before start time)
Agenda is Approximate and Tentative
1:00pm - 1:15pm - Common Mistakes to Avoid in Legal Research
1:15pm - 1:45pm - More Effective Search Techniques (in the books and online)
1:45pm - 2:15pm - Free (and Almost Free!) Online Legal Research Sites on the Internet
2:15pm - 2:25pm - Break
2:25pm - 3:15pm - Finding Helpful Secondary Sources that Ease your Fear of "Missing Something"
3:15pm - 3:20pm - Break
3:20pm - 3:45pm - The Unique Challenges of Legal Writing: Do's and Don'ts When Writing for Any Legal Audience (making your writing more readable)
3:45pm - 4:00pm - Special Tips When Writing a Brief (making your writing more persuasive)
4:00pm - 4:15pm - More Effective "Informational Writing" for Clients (improving your client newsletters, blogs, etc.)
Due to technical requirements, customers must attend a live webcast in its entirety to receive credit for attendance. No partial credit can be accommodated.