Event Start:
03/13/2024 3:00 PM
Event End:
03/13/2024 5:30 PM

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Program Fee: $65

This program is also being offered in January for state attorneys; if you are a state attorney and interested in the January program please email CLE Coordinator, Michael Saporito at

Online only 

CPCS approved 2.5 CLE hours for the SORB and SDP Hearings, Post-Conviction, Adult Criminal Trial, CAFL, YAD, YAD Appeals, and Mental Health 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.

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general contact CLE Coordinator,  Michael Saporito by email at Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded and recordings are sent to all who are registered. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended. 

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