Bankruptcy Law: 3.00
Civil Trial Law: 3.00
Criminal Law: 3.00
Estate Planning and Probate Law: 3.00
Family Law: 3.00
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law: 3.00
Personal Injury Trial Law: 3.00
Real Estate Law: 3.00
Power Up Your Legal Writing, Editing, and Formatting Skills
Excellent legal writing skills are essential to most paralegal roles today. And successful paralegals know that grammatical precision will only get you so far - you need to be able to structure complex issues, reason persuasively, and make your points with clarity. Join our distinguished faculty as they teach you how to overcome 10 common writing mistakes that paralegals make. Get ready to ace the next memo, brief, or petition that crosses your desk - register today!
Learn how to effectively organize memoranda, convey rules of law, and make strong legal conclusions.
Discover how to use roadmaps and signals to guide readers through memoranda.
Get stylistic tips, identify poor word choices, and learn best practices for the editing process.
Refine your approach to point headings, topic sentences, and cite checks.
Not Using Roadmaps Effectively
Mistakes in Large-Scale Organization
Point Headings and Topic Sentences - Good, Bad, and Ugly
Selecting and Conveying Rules of Law - Top Pitfalls
Not Writing in Plain English
Failing to Signal Readers
25 Words and Stylistic Traps to Deftly Avoid
Lackluster Legal Conclusions
Proofing and Editing the Wrong Way
A-Z Cite-Checking Checklist
Bonus! Quick Tips for Formatting Briefs in MS Word
Bankruptcy Law: 3.00Civil Trial Law: 3.00Criminal Law: 3.00Estate Planning and Probate Law: 3.00Family Law: 3.00Oil, Gas and Mineral Law: 3.00Personal Injury Trial Law: 3.00Real Estate Law: 3.00
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Bankruptcy Law, Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Personal Injury Law, Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law, Real Estate Law.
Jack R Luellen is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC, and the location chair of the Denver office, where his practice is primarily dedicated to oil and gas law, with a particular emphasis on litigation. Mr. Luellen earned his B.S. degree, with distinction, from Colorado State University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Luellen is admitted to practice in California, Colorado, Utah, and North Dakota. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Energy Mineral Law Foundation.
Candy J Ryan , CRP, BA, is a senior litigation paralegal at The Silvera Firm. She has extensive experience handling such diverse matters as non-subscriber defense and subrogation, commercial litigation, insurance defense, bankruptcy, business and corporate, probate and trust, real estate, trucking and railroad, as well as family law. Ms. Ryan has assisted attorneys with litigation case management, including but not limited to, preparing and responding to discovery requests, records retrieval, review and analysis, as well as preparing for trials, arbitrations, depositions and hearings, and has participated in evidentiary presentations at trial and arbitration. She is experienced in the preparation and filing of pleadings, documents and discovery in both federal and state courts in numerous jurisdictions, including, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma and others. Ms. Ryan has been an active part of the legal community since 1979, having worked in Seattle, San Diego and Dallas. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego, ABA accredited Paralegal Studies Program (1988) and has specialized in litigation for more than 30 years. In addition, Ms. Ryan is one of the initial 16 paralegals to be certified by the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) as a CORE registered paralegal in the state of Texas and one of the first 200 CRPs in the United States. She received her B.A. degree in legal studies in 2015.
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