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    Better Legal Writing

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    A well-written legal document is one of the most important tools in a lawyer’s arsenal. The goal is to create a clear and concise document that is easily understood. This session will teach five vital tips: planning and organizing, achieving succinctness, eliminating legalese, avoiding passive voice, and revising effectively.

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    Faculty:

    • Greg Brooker, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Minneapolis, MN
    • Regina Nassen, Assistant County Attorney, Pima County, Tucson, AZ
    • Timothy L. Nemechek, Supervising Administrative Law Judge, Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, Denver, CO
    • Liani Reeves, Bullard Law, Portland, OR

    Scholarships to defray tuition expense for ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyer Division programs are available upon application on a program-by-program, case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to public interest lawyers, government lawyers, full-time law professors, solo or small firm practitioners of limited means, and unemployed attorneys. A minimum fee may be charged on all approved scholarship applications to defray expenses. For programs with tuition costs over $500, qualifying attorneys will receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee(s). To request an application or receive additional information, contact Alison Hill at 202-662-1024 or alison.hill@americanbar.org.

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    The ABA will seek 1 hour of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules.

    This transitional CLE program has been approved for newly admitted and experienced NY-licensed attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.0 New York CLE credits.

    Event Details

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Jul 25, 2019

    2019-07-25T13:00:00-04:00 2019-07-25T14:00:00-04:00 Better Legal Writing

    A well-written legal document is one of the most important tools in a lawyer’s arsenal. The goal is to create a clear and concise document that is easily understood. This session will teach five vital tips: planning and organizing, achieving succinctness, eliminating legalese, avoiding passive voice, and revising effectively.

    Speakers

    Gregory Brooker

    US Attorney's Office

    Regina Nassen

    Office of the Pima County Attorney

    REGINA L. NASSEN is a Deputy County Attorney in the Pima County Attorneys Office. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1992, after which she spent a year clerking for the Honorable Justice Frederick Martone, Arizona Supreme Court. She then joined the Tucson office of Snell & Wilmer LLP. While at Snell & Wilmer (1993-2000), Regina had a varied transactional and general-advising practice that included all types of real estate transactions, general business advising, airport law, and both public and private finance, as well as occasional appellate work. After a three-year hiatus from the practice of law, Regina joined the Civil Division of the Pima County Attorneys Office (PCAO). There she has continued her diverse transactional, general-advising, and appellate-litigation practice, while also serving as the Supervising Attorney of the Divisions Business & Transactions Unit, and PCAOs Chief Ethics Counsel. She is a current member and past chair of the governing council of the Public Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Arizona and a member of the governing council of the America Bar Associations Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division. Regina was recently appointed by Chief Justice Bales to the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee.

     

    Timothy Nemechek

    Colorado Administrative Law Judge

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