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2023 The young lawyer's guide to best practices for legal writing

Total Credits: 1.1 MCLE, 1.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
New Attorney
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Sponsored by MoBarCLE & The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section

It’s easy as time passes to forget the writing skills you learned in law school. While your legal writing classes may feel like a thing of the past, writing and communicating is the bread and butter of practicing law. This course provides you with a refresher of the best practices for clear and efficient legal writing. We will cover suggestions for writing for the court, ideas for working on writing projects as part of a team, and tips for communicating effectively with your clients.

Participants will leave this course with suggestions for effective writing for the court and with colleagues, ideas for managing communications with clients, editing and revising techniques, and common mistakes to avoid.

Speakers: Ashley S. Grace, Andersen & Associates, Overland Park, KS; Jordan A. Carter, Kansas University School of Law, Lawrence, KS

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.



Ashley Grace's Profile

Ashley Grace Related Seminars and Products

Andersen & Associates

Ashley Grace is Counsel at Andersen and Associates where she practices workers' compensation law on behalf of Travelers and its insureds. In the fall of 2022, Ashley was an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law and taught Lawyering Skills I. Ashley previously practiced at the Missouri Attorney General's Office and was a law clerk to the Honorable Janette K. Rodecap in Jackson County Circuit Court. Ashley earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. 


Jordan Carter's Profile

Jordan Carter Related Seminars and Products

Kansas University School of Law

Jordan Carter joined the University of Kansas School of Law as a visiting assistant professor. She teaches Lawyering Skills, which is the first-year legal research and writing course. Prior to joining the KU Law faculty, Carter was a judicial law clerk for Hon. James O'Hara, chief magistrate judge of the United States District Court, District of Kansas. Carter was previously a product liability associate with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Carter earned a J.D. from the KU School of Law. 


Tue, Jul 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:55pm CDT
Wed, Oct 02, 2024 - 09:00am to 09:55am CDT

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