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Legal Writing Workshop
Legal Writing Workshop

5/23/2017 to 5/24/2017

When: May 23 - 24, 2017
Where: Williams Mullen Center
200 South 10th Street
Richmond, Virginia  23219
United States
Virginia CLE
Phone: 800-979-8253


Legal Writing Workshop - Richmond

The Virginia Bar Association Law Practice Management Division, the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers and the American University Washington College of Law Legal Rhetoric Program will co-sponsor this unique day-and-a-half workshop designed to make you a better and more confident legal writer. For more information please visit: Virginia CLE.

Course overview

Limited to 35 attendees, this workshop is a day-and-a-half intensive legal writing course, facilitated by judges, legal rhetoric professors, and experienced attorneys. While not an advanced writing course, this workshop will serve as a basic refresher and is designed to make you a better and more confident legal writer.

The workshop, which offers 10.0 hours of MCLE credit (including 1.0 hour of Ethics), will provide classroom instruction as well as hands-on writing and editing experience for all participants, working in small groups. Not only will you learn effective legal writing techniques, but you will also work on written products of your own with the oversight of the faculty. Plus, you can attend small, break-out sessions on various grammar and writing topics and issues of interest to you.

Before the workshop, you will be asked to complete a short writing assignment. Completing this assignment, on which you will receive feedback during the workshop, is critical to receiving the maximum benefit from the course.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Basic grammar and writing strategies
  • Tailoring your legal writing to your recipients and purpose
  • Effectively writing a discussion or argument section of a memo
  • The importance of persuasive characterization and fact emphasis
  • Understanding, and implementing, road-maps and transitions
  • Ethical considerations in legal writing

Detailed course instructions, including the writing assignment, will be emailed to all attendees in advance.

In 2016, this course sold out quickly – so register early!


Registration fee

$350 regular registration. (Fee includes the seminar, printed materials, lunch on May 23, and snacks / refreshments). Parking will be provided at Williams Mullen Center, if needed.

Overnight lodging is not provided as part of this seminar; however, a small room block has been established at the Residence Inn Marriott (14 South 14th Street, Richmond, 23219). The room rate is $179 per night, plus tax. The room block is in effect until April 28. Please mention Virginia CLE Room Block when making your reservation.

Two easy ways to register

Please register online or by calling 800-979-8253


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