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Effective Legal Writing for Attorneys
Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PST
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Effective Legal Writing for Attorneys: How to Easily Improve Your Writing
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom
Don Bartell and Lara Gressley
Bartell, Hensel & Gressley
1.0 credit (60 minutes of content)
Donald Bartell is in private practice in Riverside, California. He enjoys writing.


Lara received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz and attended law school at Santa Clara University. In private practice, Lara still practices criminal defense and has also become one of the preeminent criminal appellate attorneys in California. Lara has written appellate briefs filed in the California Court of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and in the United States Supreme Court. She regularly handles petitions for writ of habeas corpus in state and federal courts where actual innocence and ineffective assistance of counsel are issues. 
Lara lectures lawyers across the state with respect to research and writing, appeals, writs, motions, and trial work. She has lectured for California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California DUI Lawyers Association, California Public Defenders Association, and National College for DUI Defense. Lara is the past President of the California DUI Lawyers Association and a selected Southern California Super Lawyer in Appellate Law for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Lara is a Christian, a vocalist, and speaks conversational Spanish.
This webinar will demonstrate specific legal-writing techniques that will help attorneys make their writing more concise and direct, and therefore more persuasive.  Through specific examples of typical legal-writing problems and their solutions, the webinar will help participants improve the clarity and focus of the briefs, letters, and other written work that is crucial to any legal practice. 
In this webinar presented by CDLA attorneys Donald Bartell and Lara Gressley, you will learn the basics of legal writing, a lawyer's most important tool, including tips and techniques for drafting briefs, pleadings and memos. Participants will also understand the most common mistakes and problems lawyers encounter in their writings -- and how to avoid them.
REGISTRATIONAll CDLA members must register via the CDLA website or using this link: 
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