2016 Scribes Houston CLE Materials
1:30 - 2:30pm:
Giving Clients What They Want: Clear, Concise Communication
Executive summaries, PowerPoint presentations, status reports, and the like often contain too much information. Unnecessary detail defeats the purpose of a summary and sometimes obscures critical data points. Reader-focused writing gives clients the crucial information clearly and concisely. Learn what lawyers can do to make this genre of legal writing more effective.
Giving Clients What They Want PowerPoint
Bill Buck, General Counsel
Vice President &
2:40 - 3:25pm:
Reader-Focused Legal Writing for Arbitration
For lawyers making a case, audience matters. Communicating with industry experts takes a special set of skills. Whether preparing submissions or other requests for relief, writing for arbitration presents unique challenges. Learn the most effective ways to get the client’s message across in arbitration.
Read-Focused Legal Writing PowerPoint
Ann Ryan Robertson,
Locke Lord, LL.P.
3:35 - 4:20pm:
Motion-Drafting in Trial & Appellate Courts
What is the best way to tell the court what you want and why you are entitled to it? Learn the secrets to effective motion-drafting from the experts as they provide practical tips for honing this important skill.
Effective Motion-Drafting PowerPoint
Erin Glenn Busby
Hon. George Hanks,
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Hon. Jane Bland,
Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas