The Writing Process: How to be Efficient & Productive

The Writing Process: How to be Efficient & Productive - Self-Paced Online Seminars - LawProse

Too much writing instruction focuses exclusively on the end product while virtually ignoring the creative and organizational process by which that product comes into being. Many hours of an attorney’s time are wasted (translating into wasted billable hours) on settling down to begin a writing project. Some writers have their groove that they get into when they dive into the writing process. But for most writers, the prospect of sitting down to begin a brief or a motion is filled with anxiety. The majority of attorneys fall into two major categories: (1) those who feel anxious about beginning a writing project and save much of the work until the last minute, making it difficult to get enough editing time into the project, and (2) those who go to a brief bank, pull out a prepared form and just fill in the blanks, producing impersonal and bland writing that is, frequently, not persuasive.

Bryan Garner aims to help both types of writers. By teaching an effective and efficient process method to beginning the writing process for a large or small project, Professor Garner settles down the anxious writer into a routine that will help get all of his or her thoughts down onto a page and also help craft a document worthy of filing. This writing routine will also draw the form-filler attorney out of his or her shell to start crafting documents personal to the case and learn the process of developing documents to be proud of.

LawProse Policy on CLE Credit

Want more focused training on specific legal-writing skills? Professor Bryan Garner has created over 40 hours here for you. Learn the skills of legal writing and take the mystery out of the art.

LawProse web seminars are approved for CLE credit in most states where allowed. A few states don’t yet approve web seminars. Please check with your state bar to see whether web seminars qualify.

We are accredited CLE providers for online training in California, New York, and Texas. We can issue a CLE attendance certificate for you for California and New York. And we can also report your completed seminar hours to Texas—please email (info@lawprose.org) us your name, the course you completed, the date you finished, and your bar number.

LawProse web seminars have been approved for CLE credit in most states where allowed—we do not maintain approval for all our courses for all these states. If you’re seeking credit in a state other than where we are accredited providers, please take the certificate of attendance from the program and submit it to the state bar you are seeking credit from. A few states don’t yet approve web seminars. Please check with your state bar to see whether web seminars qualify.

We are accredited CLE providers for online training in California and Texas.

Texas credit: Email your name, Texas Bar number, seminar name, and the date of completion to info@lawprose.org. We’ll report your credit within the next five days.

California certificate: Email your name, California Bar number, seminar name, and the date of completion to info@lawprose.org. We’ll send you a California CLE Certificate for your self-reporting records within the next five days.

If you’re seeking credit elsewhere, please take the certificate of attendance from the program to use as part of your application for credit to your state bar. Please check with your state bar to see whether web seminars qualify.

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