1 CPD Hour

  • Nov 23
    Thu 10:30 AM NZDT - Thu 11:30 AM NZDT Online Diana Burns
    • $160.00 excl. GST

Description

An overview of best-practice techniques for writing legal documents that suit clients.

A 2012 US study of law firm clients showed 99.7% thought it important to understand what their lawyer wrote. Yet 71% said they had received a document from their lawyer that was difficult to understand.

This introductory webinar suits anyone who writes legal documents — from emails and briefs, to opinions and longer reports. The principles will help you convey complex legal information clearly, accurately, and effectively.

During the webinar, you will learn about:

  •  how plain English principles can help to solve the complexity of legal information 
  •  how to identify and clearly articulate your purpose for writing 
  •  how to identify your readers’ needs and primary questions 
  •  how to structure your legal documents to highlight key information 
  •  how to replace legalese and unhelpful style conventions with precise, familiar words.

This webinar is presented by Diana Burns of Write Limited, a world-leading plain language consultancy based in New Zealand, in conjunction with the College of Law, a school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and NZ.

Would you like to write more simply, but think you’re stuck with legalese? Think again. Write’s Legal Jargon Buster gives you plain English alternatives to 150+ common legal words and phrases. You can download the free Legal Jargon Buster here https://write.co.nz/shop/

LEARNING OUTCOMES

During the webinar, you will learn:

  •  how plain English principles can help to solve the complexity of legal information
  •  how to clearly articulate your purpose for writing
  •  how to identify your readers’ primary questions
  •  how to structure your legal documents to highlight key information
  •  how to replace legalese and unhelpful style conventions with precise, familiar words.

SUITED TO

This webinar suits anyone whose success lies in producing legal documents that meet the needs of clients. This includes legal managers, lawyers at early or later stages of their career, and legal executives.

PRESENTER

Diana Burns, Consultant, Write Limited