LawProse Lesson #169: Persuasive motion practice.

LawProse Lesson #169: Persuasive motion practice.

How much can you learn about persuasive motion practice in one day? A whole lot — if you have the right teacher and the right approach. LawProse’s new Winning Brief seminar — with its 3d-edition 775-page coursebook published by Oxford University Press — breaks the subject of persuasive litigation writing into 100 bite-sized lessons that will transform everything about your briefs: what you say on page one, the tone you adopt, the cogency and power of your point headings, and your clincher at the end. Bryan Garner will show you how to develop and then present arguments that judges find irresistibly compelling. The book contains several hundred examples of superb rhetorical models — including the best brief ever written. Yes, the best brief in the history of lawyerdom was written by a third-year associate and a junior partner who implemented Garner’s lessons in an extremely difficult case — one that seemed unwinnable before a hostile tribunal. But they Garnerized the brief and won for reasons that you’ll see. You and your team can do the same. Here’s our challenge: for each lawyer who attends LawProse’s Winning Brief seminar in 2014, LawProse will accept a brief and assign it a LawProse Persuasion Index grade. See how you score. More important: enroll now.

Live seminars this year with Professor Bryan A. Garner: Advanced Legal Writing & Editing

Attend the most popular CLE seminar of all time. More than 215,000 people—including lawyers, judges, law clerks, and paralegals—have benefited since the early 1990s. You'll learn the keys to professional writing and acquire no-nonsense techniques to make your letters, memos, and briefs more powerful.

You'll also learn what doesn't work and why—know-how gathered through Professor Garner's unique experience in training lawyers at the country's top law firms, state and federal courts, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Professor Garner gives you the keys to make 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 readers' attention;
  • cutting wordiness that wastes readers' time;
  • using transitions deftly to make your argument flow;
  • quoting authority more effectively; and
  • tackling your writing projects more efficiently.

He teaches dozens of techniques that make a big difference. Most important, he shows you what doesn't work—and why—and how to cultivate skillfulness.

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