13 - 15
Persuasive Writing Workshop
This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to use fact-busting and principles of storytelling and persuasion to craft fact-driven written advocacy that persuasively integrates the facts of one's case with relevant legal principles. Participants will find that these techniques result in writing that is enjoyable to read and enhances one's chances of winning. During the course of the program, participants will apply these principles to one of their own cases. Registration will be limited to approximately 36 CJA panel attorneys and federal defender attorneys - priority will be given to those people who have not attended this workshop in the past. Participants must bring to the workshop an open CJA case in which they will be filing a written work product (e.g., pre-trial or trial motion, sentencing memo involving some legal challenge, opening brief on appeal).