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Advanced Legal Writing 2018 ALB

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Friday, May 04, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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NYSBA Member: $125

Advanced Legal Writing 2018
A highly sought-after lecturer with an engaging, witty style, Justice Gerald Lebovits has been a New York City judge since 2001. An acting Supreme Court justice in Manhattan, he is president of the 300-judge New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices.

Lebovits has been an adjunct professor of law for 32 years, currently at Columbia, Fordham, and NYU. The students at Fordham, New York Law School, and St. John's have each elected him Adjunct Law Professor of the Year.

The author of six books and more than 300 articles, Lebovits has given hundreds of CLEs on legal writing, ethics, criminal practice, and landlord-tenant law for bar associations, government organizations, and the New York State Court System. He has authored the Legal Writer Column for the New York State Bar Journal since 2001.

See why so many consider Justice Lebovits New York’s finest speaker on legal writing. Lebovits will share easy-to-remember and simple-to-understand methods of persuasive writing that will make a difference in your next case. You’ll learn the elements of a winning brief — from cover to conclusion, including storytelling, theme, organization, style, rhetoric, ethics, and legal method. This presentation will be jam-packed with practical advice, from making every word count, to citing, to making a court want to rule for you.

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Live CLE Program

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Skills

NYSBA Member: $125 | Non-Member: $225

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Agenda Topics
· Outlining Through Editing
· Controversies in Legal Writing
· Legal Writing Do's and Don'ts
· Writing Clearly and Concisely
· Elements of Persuasive Writing
· Brief Writing: Questions Presented, Facts & Argument
· Legal Method, Citing, Quoting & Ethics
· Winning Rhetorical Devices

Program Speaker
Hon. Gerald Lebovits | NYC | Biography

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, or Jessica Patterson, Program Coordinator.

Additional Information: This program provides NON-TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
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