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Conciseness and Attention to Detail in Legal Writing

Conciseness and Attention to Detail in Legal Writing
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1 hour
Ryan Standil
Write to Excite
1 hour
$99.00 plus tax
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Clients and colleagues prefer brevity over verbosity. In this program, you will receive tips for using fewer words in your legal writing. By writing concisely, you will reduce the amount of time it takes for your readers to review your emails and documents.

After covering conciseness, this program will address the topic of attention to detail. When clients detect attention to detail, they gain trust in their lawyer’s ability to provide legal services. On the other hand, when clients detect sloppiness, they doubt whether a lawyer is competent to meet their needs. In this part of the webinar, you will learn about the most common writing mistakes made by lawyers.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Omit unnecessary words
  • Condense verbose phrases
  • Write in the active voice – but also, know when the passive voice is more appropriate
  • Avoid costly mistakes in the areas of grammar, spelling, and usage
  • Choose pronouns that are politically correct
  • Guard against the traps of technological aids, such as “spell check”


Ryan Standil

Ryan Standil leads CPD programs about effective written communication. The goal of the programs is to teach participants how to view their own writing from the perspective of their readers.

Before he became a writing instructor, Ryan worked at a law firm in Toronto.

Ryan attended Western University, in London, Ontario, where he graduated from the HBA program at the Ivey Business School and the JD program at the Faculty of Law.

Today, Ryan delivers presentations at law firms, law schools, and the Law Society of Ontario.

Ryan’s presentations are filled with practical examples. Attendees consistently remark that their sessions address the precise communication challenges they face every day.

Ryan is the owner of Write To Excite.

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