The Garner Method for Better Legal Memos (Online)

Professor Garner shows you how to write legal-research memos that truly stand out. Few memos do the three things that a solid memo should do: (1) state the question that the writer seeks to answer in a way that any reader, even years down the line, can comprehend; (2) give a brief answer to that question; and (3) summarize the reason for that answer—all on page 1. These seem to be easy and straightforward tasks, and yet they’re devilishly hard for the unskilled. Professor Garner shows you how to do this, even with multiple questions, in a way that will improve the legal analysis of the entire memo. And then he shows how to carry through the analysis with excellent writing the whole way through.

More than 95 of the AmLaw 100 law firms have relied on Professor Garner, through his LawProse seminars, to teach their associates to improve their memo-writing. Let his time-tested methods go to work for you.

LawProse Policy on CLE Credit

LawProse applies for accreditation in those states where we conduct live public LawProse seminars. If you are seeking CLE credit for a state other than where that seminar is being held, please apply directly to the appropriate state Bar.

2021 Live Online Garner Method for Better Legal Memos:

It has already been approved for credits in Texas, New York, and California. Approval in several other states is pending. Please check with us for more information for your particular state.

If we don’t have CLE credit available for your state, you can still apply to your Bar for credit. At the end of the seminar, you’ll receive an email with:

  • seminar description with time agenda;
  • seminar brochure;
  • Professor Bryan A. Garner’s CV; and
  • LawProse Certificate of Completion.

You can take these attachments and use them to apply for credit with your state Bar.

If you need credit in other states, you may take the certificate of attendance you’ll receive at the seminar and submit it to your state bar with its application, the course description from this page.

LawProse Policy on CLE Credit

For this live online seminar on Advanced Legal Writing & Editing, the chart below has all states where the seminar has been preapproved.

2022 Live Online Advanced Legal Writing & Editing:

CLE Chart - 2022 Live Online Advanced Legal Writing & Editing (updated 1.10.22) - LawProse

If we don’t have CLE credit available for your state, you can still apply to your Bar for credit. At the end of the seminar, you’ll receive an email with:

  • seminar description with time agenda;
  • seminar brochure;
  • Professor Bryan A. Garner’s CV; and
  • LawProse Certificate of Completion.

You can take these attachments and use them to apply for credit with your state Bar.

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