Although lawyers write for a living – producing more copy than most journalists—not all lawyers appreciate the importance of their written work. It’s our ultimate work product. Attend this seminar for an overview of the legal-writing process and get the tools you need to develop strong writing skills. The emphasis of this course is clarity and readability. Topics include recognizing common problems, fixing those problems, designing documents, editing, and developing a strategy to improve your written work’s clarity and readability.
SPEAKER: Jim Covington
Has been the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Illinois State Bar Association since 1995. He was in private practice in Mattoon, Illinois from 1979-1988 and staffed the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee in Springfield, Illinois from 1988-1995. He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a 1976 graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He can be reached at (217) 525-1760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.