Date & Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Program Fee: $65
CPCS approved 2.5 CLE hours for the SORB and SDP Hearings, Post-Conviction, Adult Criminal Trial, CAFL, YAD, YAD Appeals, and Mental Health Trial and Appeals panels.
Kenneth Bresler, Administrative Magistrate, Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA)
• You probably know to use the active voice in your writing. But how do you spot the passive voice? When is OK to use the passive voice?
• Use one idea per sentence - generally, that is.
• Avoid nominalizations (“have knowledge of,” “have need of,” “make use of”).
• Ditch the synonyms. Pick one word and stick with it.
• Avoid common redundancies (“prior planning,” “future predictions”).
• Use “however” properly. (Many educated people misuse it.)
• Is it "disinterested” or “uninterested”?
• Is it “flaunt” or “flout”? (Some courts get it wrong.)
• Is it “just deserts” or “just desserts”? (You won’t get this wrong ever.)
• Why there ain’t no such thing as “12:00 a.m.”
• Avoid the ambiguity of “12:00 midnight.”
An experienced lawyer, writer, editor, and writing coach, Kenneth Bresler has successfully presented these topics to long-practicing lawyers and law students alike. Consider sending your interns and summer associates as part of your summer program. This 2.5 hour webinar includes some easy hands-on, correct-your-own writing exercises.
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