Financial Poise™ Announces “PERSUASIVE BRIEF WRITING 2018" a New Webinar Series Premiering November 1st at 2:00 PM CST through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the November 1st premiere of a new webinar series, PERSUASIVE BRIEF WRITING 2018, which helps new and more experienced litigators sharpen a set of crucial skills that can, and should, continue developing throughout their careers.

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Do you remember I(ssue) R(ule) (A)nalysis C(onclusion)?

Especially in federal district court, pre-trial litigation occurs almost entirely “on the papers,” with few, if any, oral arguments or courtroom presentations. If litigators want a claim to survive or be dismissed, discovery to be permitted or denied, or evidence to be admitted or barred, they must persuade the court in writing. But mastering the craft of persuasive legal writing can take decades and require shedding ingrained old habits and defying some common expectations.

Join a panel including seasoned litigators, two former legal writing instructors, and a sitting judge discuss the structure, substance and style of effective brief-writing. This PERSUASIVE BRIEF WRITING 2018 Financial Poise webinar series will help new and more experienced litigators sharpen a set of crucial skills that can, and should, continue developing throughout their careers.

The first episode of the series, Structure and Organization, airs on November 1st at 2:00 PM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Robert Michaels of Goldstein & McClintock LLLP. He is joined by Hon. Daniel Patrick Duffy of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, Nora Schweighart of Faegre Baker Daniels, and Susan Valentine of Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C.

Unclear and unpersuasive legal writing often comes from undeveloped analysis and undisciplined organization. This webinar explores best practices for structuring and organizing briefs, including how to most effectively frame arguments, use authority and find a winning theme. It also takes a fresh look at an old law school war horse -- : I(ssue) R(ule) (A)nalysis C(onclusion) – one of the few rules in life from which there’s virtually never cause to deviate.

The PERSUASIVE BRIEF WRITING 2018 webinar series is produced by Financial Poise.™ The second episode of the series is "Style" airing on November 29th. Each episode airs at 2:00 PM CST. All episodes premiere live through West LegalEdCenter and then are made available on-demand.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

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