GENERAL PRACTICE SECTION
November 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
6:00-7:00pm | Wine & Hors D'oeuvres Reception
7:00-8:30pm | MCLE Program
Abigael's on Broadway:
1407 Broadway (at 39th Street)
New York, NY
1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills
This program is approved for both experiences and newly-admitted attorneys (under 24th Months)
Register online, or call the State Bar Service Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8:45am-4:45pm) and mention event code GENNO14.
$35 General Practice Section Members
$50 All others*
Registration fee includes Wine & Hors D'ouvres Reception, MCLE Program and Materials.
More and more judges are reading briefs on computer screens, rather than on paper. While many of the basic principles of effective brief writing apply regardless of the manner in which the court consumes your brief, the electronic medium presents new opportunities to leverage both technology and principles of document design and web usability to give your brief even more persuasive power.
In this program, attendees will learn how to more persuasively present information intended to be read on a screen in pdf format. We'll discuss:
- how judges are reading briefs today
- the important differences between screen-reading and paper-reading
- the F-pattern
- tips for writing for the 21st-Century legal reader
The program is appropriate for all litigators, whether they practice at the trial or appellate level. Moreover, while the writing tips presented in the program help to make briefs that are read in pdf format particularly persuasive for reasons related to the medium of consumption, they make printed briefs more persuasive as well. Therefore, even lawyers who practice only in those New York state courts that haven't yet (or haven't fully) adopted electronic filing will benefit from the program.
Lisa Solomon, Esq., Legal Research & Writing, Ardsley, NY
Meyer Y. Silber, Esq. (The Silber Law Firm, LLC, New York, NY)
Richard A. Klass, Esq. (The Law Offices of Richard A. Klass, Esq., Brooklyn, NY)
* SPECIAL OFFER for current NYSBA members who are not members of the General Practice Section: Receive a year of membership in the General Practice Section FREE (a $25 value) with registration at the general registration rate. Your membership will be processed automatically following the program date. Membership will be valid through 12/31/2015, provided continuous NYSBA membership.
Questions? Contact Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the General Practice Section at www.nysba.org/GP.