Expert Legal Writing Course – Writing to win

Expert Legal Writing Course – Writing to win

Overview

This intensive course provides guidance and training for lawyers involved in litigation, arbitration and negotiation where they need to persuade their readers. The course uses 24 recordings from the legal writing course, covering the most advanced topics, backed-up with live lessons and web-quests.

The essential legal skills needed for writing to persuade are covered in detail, including text structure, vocabulary and psychology of persuasion. This is a course of advanced legal writing skills for lawyers who want their written arguments and proposals to win cases.

The course is structured to include a live lesson broadcast after each group of 4 pre-recorded lessons. There are quizzes and exercises after each recorded lesson. There will be 6 web-quests, one following each live lesson – where the participants will have to carry out their own research to answer a legal question, as in their real working lives.

Course includes

  • Principles of persuasion
  • Structuring persuasive texts
  • Advanced legal Grammar
  • General Document drafting practice
  • Instruction on structure style layout and content
  • Technical legal vocabualry
  • Explanation of the meaning and use of old legal English, Latin and Norman-French legal vocabulary which is still used in the Common Law
  • Course certificate upon successful completion of the course

Course contents

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 1

How to use parallel grammatical structures to assist the reader to understand the message Pt 1.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 2

How to use parallel grammatical structures to assist the reader to understand the message Pt 2.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 3

The use of Latin in legal writing - some essential words and phrases.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 4

How and when to use definite, indefinite and zero articles Pt 1.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 5

How and when to use definite, indefinite and zero articles Pt 2.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 6

How to write restrictive and non-restrictive adjectival clauses by adding or removing a comma.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 7

Cohesive writing - how to construct your paragraphs so that the ideas flow from one sentence to the next.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 8

The meaning and use of the words hereby, thereby and whereby.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 9

How to organise the information in a paragraph.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 10

The seven most commonly used paragraph structures and which to choose to deliver different types of information.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 11

How to use themes and rhemes in the sentences in a paragraph for the ideas to flow sentence to the next.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 12

Power words to use in your legal writing 1. Because.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 13

Power words to use in your legal writing 2. Although.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 14

Power words to use in your legal writing 3. But.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 15

Phrasal verbs - what they are and how to use them in legal writing.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 16

Letter writing for specific purposes - Letters of complaint.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 17

Letter writing for specific purposes - Letters of apology.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 18

Letter writing for specific purposes - Letters before action.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 19

Litigation and arbitration texts, Part 1. – How to write so that judges will like you.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 20

Litigation and arbitration texts, Part 2. – How to build credibility with the court and arbitrators.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 21

Litigation and arbitration texts, Part 3. – How to use brackets to best explain your case citations.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 22

Five steps towards persuasive legal writing.

Expert Legal Writing Course Pre-recorded Lesson 24

60 tips for effective legal writing.

The course includes technical Legal vocabulary, including both Latin and Norman-French words used in the Common Law, as well as the archaic legal English used in court texts. The course concentrates on the vocabulary of persuasion as an essential ingredient of writing for courts, arbitration and negotiations.

20 hours of lessons and exercises spread over 8 weeks

Glossary of Legal English words and legal phrases. Glossary of Legal phrasal verbs.

Course prices

Course includes Video lessons with a lawyer Homework Start Course price

Pre-recorded lessons

 
24 lessons/ 8-22 min each

12 Inter-active quizzes/
5 min each +
12 Inter-active exercises /
15 min each

following each pre-recorded lesson

1st of September 2020

$ 450

Group lessons

Live Broadcasts
6 group lessons/ 40 min each

Web Quests
6 quests/ 30 min each

following each group lesson

1st of September 2020
 

Free trial lesson

Pre-recorded lesson
1 lesson Inter-active quiz Any time

Free