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Readability in Legal Writing

Readability in Legal Writing

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.0
1 hour
Ryan Standil
Write to Excite
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

In this program, you will learn about the ways that readers absorb information in the 21st Century. Whether you are writing to your clients or your colleagues, it is guaranteed that they are juggling emails, instant messages, and social media. Therefore, your readers will prefer to receive correspondence that is easy for them to review. This program will offer seven strategies to make your emails and documents user-friendly.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Lay out information in an effective order
  • Determine the optimal length for your sentences
  • Understand the limits of a reader’s working memory
  • Identify how a reader’s knowledge of your subject matter impacts her ability to absorb your writing


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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