How to Become a Rock Star Lawyer - Part 1: Fluff is for pillows, not legal writing
Speakers: Stuart Teicher, Esq
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Distilling legal documents to their most basic elements is the key to creating an effective persuasive legal writing. It's also the best way to draft readable documents for transactions. The problem is…it's not so easy to achieve. Stuart teaches us how to make our legal writings clear, concise and direct. Get down and dirty with some technicalities of sentence structure, get the lowdown on Stuart's "Shortwriting" method for reducing long sentences, and get the skinny on "the only punctuation you'll ever need to know." There will also be a hands-on section where participants rewrite passages on their own. CPD: 1, PS
Stuart Teicher Esq is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. A practicing lawyer for over 20 years, Stuart’s career is now dedicated to helping fellow lawyers survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and legal departments, and also gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings.
Stuart helps lawyers get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CPD Performances. He focuses significantly on “Technethics,” a term Stuart coined that refers to the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. Stuart also speaks about “Practical Ethics” - those lessons hidden in the ethics rules that enhance a lawyer's practice.
Mr Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys, an adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey where he teaches Professional Responsibility and an adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.
Fresh from teaching legal ethics, writing and lifetime management to lawyers in North America, Stuart is undertaking a national tour, bringing his unique and refreshing approach to professional development in Australia.
His philosophy, simply put: “I dream of a world where lawyers stay awake for CPD/CLE seminars.”