Legal Writing Academy Writing Cafés
Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM (See schedule for detailed scheduling information)
“Why Are You Telling Me This?” Justice John Laskin, Ontario Court of Appeals (Nov.6)
Do you yearn to be a mystery writer? Do you save the answer to the last page just to keep your reader intrigued and guessing? Legal writing shouldn't be a mystery. This workshop will focus on one of the most important techniques in legal writing: point first writing.
Effective Legal Writing I (October 2 and October 9)
“The parties of the first part, or his or her heirs and assigns, in the aforementioned workshop shall by means of various exercises, activities, discussions, or any other means of instruction, deliver, convey and illuminate the problems, annoyances and incomprehensibility inherent to wordiness, redundancy and legalese to the parties of the second part. ... Do you really want to write like this? Come and learn to write like a real person. This workshop runs concurrently with Writing for the Legal Reader.
Writing for the Legal Reader (October 2 and October 9)
Who will be reading your written work? Judges, clients, the public? What do you need to know about those readers? In this workshop you will learn how to identify and address the specific needs of your audience, helping you get your message across more effectively. This workshop runs concurrently with Effective Legal Writing I
Editing Your Own work (October 23and November 13)
How mnay misteaks due ewe make and dont notise? Poorly constructed documents, grammar errors and spelling mistakes affect your credibility and can cause misunderstandings with serious legal consequences. Come with a writing sample and learn how to edit and revise your work effectively every time.