6th Annual Legal Writing Workshop

Are the legal writing classes you took in law school the last writing training you experienced?  Would you like an opportunity to study and improve your basic legal writing skills?

This workshop is an intensive legal writing course, facilitated by judges, legal writing professors, and experienced attorneys.  While not an advanced writing course, this workshop will serve as a basic refresher and is designed to make you a better and more confident legal writer.

The workshop will focus on the following:

  • Basic grammar and writing strategies
  • Understanding and implementing roadmaps and transitions
  • Tailoring your legal writing to your audience and purpose
  • Ethical considerations and professionalism in legal writing
  • Effectively writing a discussion or argument section of a memo
  • The importance of persuasive characterization and fact emphasis
  • The differences between oral and written advocacy and advice on to how to effectively engage in each type of advocacy
  • The use of generative AI in legal writing

Cosponsored with the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers and the American University Washington College of Law Legal Rhetoric Program

Registration Fees:

Live on Site:

  • $375 regular registration
  • $350 discounted registration for members of VSB Section on Education of Lawyers

MCLE Credit: 7.5 live/interactive credit, including 1.0 hour ethics


4/26/2024 8:30 AM - 5:25 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
American University Washington College of Law Yuma Building, First Floor, Room Y116 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016