LawProse Lesson #392: The best get even better.

LawProse Lesson #392: The best get even better.

At LawProse, we don’t teach remedial writing. The legal writers who benefit most from our seminars are the ones who are already quite good.

Why is that? Because those are the ones who actually attend. So it’s natural that we’d focus on them.

Why are bad legal writers unlikely to attend? Because incompetence doesn’t recognize itself. The least effective writers are the ones most likely to be overconfident about their abilities. That’s well known.

And so our founder and seminar leader, the noted stylist Bryan A. Garner, has developed a teaching method that covers a technique intended for the middle of the class and then shows an advanced version of the technique for the top participants. Everybody benefits.

But invariably, the best writers benefit the most. They’re the most modest about their abilities; they’re the most attentive to the nuances; and they’re the most finely attuned minds in the room. So it’s inevitable that the best get even better.

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.

Register to reserve your spot today.

Have you wanted to bring Professor Garner to teach your group? Contact us at for more information about in-house seminars.

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