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
Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
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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 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.