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Legal Writing: Editing and Proofreading Essentials

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Learn the most effective and practical techniques to edit and proofread for legal professionals.

Being able to write effectively is essential for those working in the legal profession. Poor legal writing can destroy an otherwise strong case. Whether you have been in the legal profession for a long time or you are relatively new, you will pick up tips and strategies to assist you in editing and proofreading.

In this material, you will receive practical techniques for drafting, proofreading, and editing email correspondence with attorneys, clients and others as well as memos and other legal documents. After a thorough review of the basics as well as preconceived notions you have in regards to legal writing, you will engage in a series of practice questions to test your new skills.

Areas Covered in the Session:


• Whose Work Are You Editing?
• What Have You Been Asked to Edit?
• Is Editing Legal Documents Different Than Other Types of Documents?

Proofreading Review

• Potential Problems With Not Properly Editing a Legal Document
• Back to Basics
◦ Sentence Structure
◦ Punctuation
◦ Grammar
• Legal Writing Strategy

Practice Session

• Edit a Legal Document
• Tips and Strategies
• On Your Own

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • NALA
  • NFPA
  • Paralegals
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Jenna Beck, Esq., Sinclair College

  • Previously worked for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. as an attorney focusing on Real Estate and Family Law
  • Joined the Sinclair Community College American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Program faculty in 2010 teaching Legal Research and Writing and Advanced Legal Research and Writing; currently the Chair of Law & Public Safety at Sinclair
  • Received the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Course Related Service Learning for public interest memo writing projects created in Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Received the 2013 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award, the 2014 John and Suanne Roueche League for Innovations Excellence Award, and the 2015 Dayton Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award
  • Member of American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE) and Co-Chair of the 2014 Northcentral AAfPE Regional Conference
  • Member of the Legal Writing Institute
  • B.A. degree, political science and English with a certificate in technical writing, summa cum laude, Wright State University

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