Seminar Will Offer Advice On Improving Legal Writing

Monday, August 1, 2005 - 00:00

Effective Writing for Lawyers is the title of a CLE seminar planned for this month by the DC Bar Association.

The program will take place on Friday, August 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street, NW, Washington, DC.

This essential course for new or seasoned attorneys teaches participants how to recognize and correct common writing problems. Through a series of interactive exercises, attendees will learn how to fix those problems and make dull and bureaucratic language clear and concise.

Participants also will learn how to think about the writing process, how to untangle sentences, and how to edit. Panelists will offer 10 tips for turning ordinary writing into crisp, sharp, and convincing prose. The class is limited to 20 registrants.

Speakers at the session will be David F. Pike and Kathleen Sylvester, both of Writewell.

For information on available CLE credits and registration fees, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for the course, call (202) 626-3488 or visit