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Email and Memos for Paralegals: A Guided Tour Through Successful Writing Techniques

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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
 

Description:

Polish your legal writing technique and make sure your emails and memos are not a liability to your firm.

We all know how important excellent writing skills are for anyone in the legal profession. When we write to a court, we all take due care in making sure we have a polished product before submitting it for the judge to read.

Are you doing the same when you write emails and memos in your law office? You should be. You will be provided with a guided tour to email and memo writing techniques for paralegals.

This topic hopes to challenge you to think carefully about what goes in each and how to improve your writing to avoid potential pitfalls, security risks and malpractice actions. You will leave prepared for the art of writing emails and memos.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Email Writing

  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Ethical Issues to Consider
  • AttorneyClient Privilege
  • Professional Rules on Communication
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Firm/Organization Practices Re: Email

Memo Writing

  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Research Tips
  • Outlining
  • The Big Six for Writing
  • Clarity
  • Readability
  • Precision
  • Brevity
  • Order
  • Creativity
  • Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • NALA
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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