Three Key Skills Drafting Live Online Workshop

Three Key Skills Drafting Live Online Workshop

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This foundational workshop addresses the three skills partners would most like to see improved in associates’ legal writing in English. Participants begin by learning a technique for striking the right tone in legal correspondence. They then take part in a usage competition, with sentences from practice that test their ability to spot the most common legal vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation errors – followed by practical tips on how to avoid/correct them. Finally, participants learn how to cut their way to better style.

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This foundational workshop addresses the three skills partners would most like to see improved in associates’ legal writing in English. Participants begin by learning a technique for striking the right tone in legal correspondence. They then take part in a usage competition, with sentences from practice that test their ability to spot the most common legal vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation errors – followed by practical tips on how to avoid/correct them. Finally, participants learn how to cut their way to better style.

Contents of included Materials Bank
1. Correct usage 4
1.1 Punctuation: Common errors 4
1.2 Grammar: Common errors 11
1.3 Vocabulary: Common errors 20
2. Concise style 21
Annexes 31
Annex A: Salutations, titles, closings 31
Annex B: Common vocabulary errors 33
Annex C: Common preposition errors 41
Annex D: Rules for quoting 43
Annex E: Sample edit sheet 45
Annex F: Red-flag words 46
Annex G: Common throat-clearing phrases 49
Annex H: Common redundancies 50
Annex I: Common nominalizations 56
Annex J: Facts that speak for themselves 60
Annex K: Common inflated words 62
Annex L: Practice exercises with answers 63

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