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The Sneaky Dozen: 12 Subtle Grammar and Writing Errors

Total Credits: 1.0 CLE

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Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2022


Excellent writing is an essential competency in the practice of law; in fact, nothing is more important or more directly related to a lawyer’s success. Grammar and writing errors damage a lawyer’s credibility; they suggest that the lawyer is either careless or incompetent. This sequel to "The Dirty Dozen" examines 12 subtle grammar and writing errors you may be making and explains how to avoid them.
Lenne' Espenschied, Next Level Contracts  
About the speaker:
Lenne' has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses.  She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association:  Contract Drafting:  Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed.  2019), and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011).  After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude
, Ms. Espenschied began her corporate practice with a large, national law firm; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.  Aa law school professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting; she is a contributing faculty member at West Legal Ed.  She speaks nationally at continuing legal education seminars and provides private training at law firms and corporate legal departments.  Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be more successful in transactional practice.




Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 26


Tim D

"Some parts felt rushed. "

Dakota F

"The presentation was engaging. The topic was interesting. The presenter did a great job of making grammar fun."

Lemuel C

"great presentation "

Michelle N

"well organized;ran on time; useful info presented in digestible chunks"

Magaly F

"Written communication is very important. This class provided great reminders of common mistakes one should avoid."

Susan B

"Comprehensive and concisely presented"

William W

"Presenter was concise and informative."

James L

"The speaker did not have time to discuss many of the handouts. Without explanation, it is difficult to determine what the speaker intended the viewers to get from the handouts."

Valerie B

"Everyone needs to listen to this!"