Learn the most effective and practical techniques to edit and proofread for legal professionals.
Being able to write effectively is essential for those working in the legal profession. Poor legal writing can destroy an otherwise strong case. Whether you have been in the legal profession for a long time or you are relatively new, you will pick up tips and strategies to assist you in editing and proofreading. In this material, you will receive practical techniques for drafting, proofreading, and editing email correspondence with attorneys, clients and others as well as memos and other legal documents. After a thorough review of the basics as well as preconceived notions you have in regards to legal writing, you will engage in a series of practice questions to test your new skills.
ï Whose Work Are You Editing?
ï What Have You Been Asked to Edit?
ï Is Editing Legal Documents Different Than Other Types of Documents?
ï Potential Problems With Not Properly Editing a Legal Document
ï Back to Basics
ñ Sentence Structure
ï Legal Writing Strategy
ï Edit a Legal Document
ï Tips and Strategies
ï On Your Own
Jenna Beck, Esq. with Sinclair College
NALA ,NFPA ,Paralegals ,Additional credit may be available upon request.