Feb 18, 08:30:00 AM - 03:30:00 PM (CT)
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Professor Bryan A. Garner provides the keys for making the most of your writing aptitude—in letters, memos, briefs, and more. The seminar covers five essential skills for persuasive writing:
- framing issues that arrest the reader’s attention;
- cutting wordiness that wastes the reader’s time;
- using transitions deftly to make your argument flow;
- quoting authority more effectively; and
- tackling your writing projects more efficiently.
Garner teaches dozens of techniques that make a big difference. Most important, he shows what doesn’t work—and why—and how to cultivate skill.
8:30 – 9:30 – Classroom Opens
9:30 – 9:45 – Three Conditions Precedent
9:45 – 10:30 – Four Unshakable Tenets
10:30 – 10:45 – Break
10:45 – 11:15 – Streamlining Your Prose
11:15 – 12:00 – A Solid Lead and a Lucid Train of Thought
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 – The Key to Opening Motions, Briefs, Reports and Memos
2:15 – 2:30 – Break
2:30 – 3:00 – A Potent Conclusion
3:00 – 3:15 – Being Likeable
3:15 – 3:30 – Managing Yourself
Professor Bryan A. Garner, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University
Bryan A. Garner is an American lawyer, grammarian and lexicographer. He also writes on jurisprudence (and occasionally golf). He is the author of over 25 books, the best-known of which are Garner’s Modern English Usage (4th ed. 2016) and Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts (2012—coauthored with Justice Antonin Scalia), as well as five unabridged editions of Black’s Law Dictionary. He serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. He also teaches from time to time at the University of Texas School of Law, Texas A&M School of Law, and Texas Tech School of Law.
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CLE CREDIT (approved)
5 state hours
All Member and Non-Member Categories - $150
Capacity for this online event is 100 attendees. Deadline to register is Jan. 31, 2022.