Writing With Style & Persuasion

Date: Mar 14, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Member Price: $143

Non-Member Price: $179

Event Code: I132324

Areas of Law: For All Attorneys

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Presenters

Hon. Nelson Johnson (Ret.)
Author and Historian, , Hammonton

Lawyers are professional writers. Your success depends on your ability to communicate effectively, in every situation. Your writing “style” matters.

Register today for a seminar presented by award-winning author and retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson on “Style & Persuasion: A Handbook for Lawyers” – his new book to help attorneys write and argue better.

Style & Persuasion is the product of one lawyer’s passion for writing. In this practical new handbook, Judge Johnson urges his readers to approach their work with this mindset: “Write as though you must justify every word.” Judge Johnson will share with you “tricks of the writing trade,” rarely discussed in college or law school. The concepts he shares will build confidence and transform your writing style. Hear directly from Judge Johnson as he leads you through his tips for success and answers your questions on how best to increase your power as a communicator.

Judge Jonson is confident that you will learn at least one new habit (and probably more) that will improve your writing style.

Topics include:

  • Who is your audience and why are you writing to them?
  • How to create a “lead” for everything you write
  • The importance of short sentences
  • The Power of one-syllable words
  • Why the length of paragraph matters
  • Writing is rewriting – how to do it effectively
  • Tips on editing that will lead to success
  • Ten vital questions to ask yourself
  • How to use headings and guideposts to “lead” the reader’s eye

Judge Nelson’s book “Writing with Style & Persuasion” will be available for purchase at the seminar.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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