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MCLE Classes

Legal Writes: Creating Effective Motions and Briefs

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Time: 11:45 am check in; 12:00 – 1:00 pm Presentation

Honorable Bradford J. DeMeo, Sonoma County Superior Court
Heather Bussing, Bussing Law

Hon. Bradford DeMeo

Heather Bussing

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA

Cost: $45—SCBA Members; $55—Public; $20—Student (student discount unavailable online; please print registration flyer and submit to SCBA with proof of current enrollment)

MCLE Credit: 1 Unit General MCLE Credit

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In this seminar, you will learn:

  • The Court’s perspective on what lawyers do right and wrong in their legal writing.
  • What happens after your brief is filed, and how the Court arrives at a tentative ruling.
  • How to make your legal writing clearer and more effective.
  • How to manage evidence, citation and exhibits in briefs.
  • How to understand and respond to a tentative ruling for and against your position.
  • How to handle oral argument.
  • How to write a decent brief, even if you really hate writing.

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