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KPA Lunch-N-Learn: Clear and Efficient Legal Writing: Top Tricks, Pet Peeves, and Things You Wish You’d Learned In School

  • August 21, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
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The Kansas Paralegal Association is hosting a CLE Lunch-N-Learn through Zoom on Wednesday, August 21, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.


TOPIC OVERVIEW: Our guest speaker, Kate Duncan Butler, Deputy Disciplinary Administrator, State of Kansas, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator will be presenting on the topic: Clear and Efficient Legal Writing: Top Tricks, Pet Peeves, and Things You Wish You’d Learned In School


LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OVERVIEW: 

This presentation will touch on the tendencies—good and bad—displayed by many writers, best practices in legal writing, and common pitfalls that even the best writers make. Discussion points include: organization, writing for your audience, avoiding legalese, and frequent grammatical mistakes. Whether you’re writing a one-paragraph email or a letter, this presentation aims to make you the best writer you can be!


SPEAKER BIO:

Kate Duncan Butler is a deputy disciplinary administrator at the Kansas Office of the Disciplinary Administrator. Her previous experiences include private practice, working at the Kansas Court of Appeals, and serving as the appellate prosecutor at the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. Lest you doubt her writing bona fides, she has authored more than 100 appellate briefs in her career. She is also a former English teacher, a voracious reader, and generally, an incorrigible nerd.  

Remote attendance only!

  • KPA Member Cost: FREE
  • NFPA Region II Member Cost: $5 -- (CODE REQUIRED)
  • Non-Member Cost: $10

Please register no later than August 20, 2024.

1 hour of CLE credit through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) is approved for this session.

***You will be sent the Zoom meeting ID and password information upon successful registration for the event. ***

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact KPA Education Director, Linda Jorgenson, CRP at educationdirector@ksparalegals.org

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Kansas Paralegal Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 1902, Topeka, KS  66601

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