Legal Writing and Communications

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course introduces students to approaches to writing letters, court documents, agreements and legal memorandums. Students define the purpose of a document and understand the audience for whom it is created and explore, in detail, other characteristics of good legal writing. In the process the student becomes aware of the common problems plaguing business, technical and professional writing in general, and legal writing in particular.

Course Prerequisites

Grammar Essentials for Business Writing and Introduction to the Legal System or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Notes

Students enrolled in this course receive text and/or other related resource materials. There is a final exam to evaluate student progress for this course. Participants who receive 70% or higher overall will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Introduction to Legal Writing Principles; Purpose, Audience and Occasion; Characteristics of Good Legal Writing; Letter Writing

Module 2: Pleadings and Motions Documents; Drafting Principles for Pleadings

Module 3: Drafting Principles for Legal Instruments; Legal Drafting

Program:

Of interest to:

Those who are planning to work in a legal department or law firm.

Course aim:

To familiarize the student with approaches to writing letters, court documents, agreements and legal memorandums.

Method of delivery:

Students are enrolled at the campus with a scheduled start date and are supported by a stand-up Instructor.

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