Class Size Limited to 15 for Maximum Interaction
Program Created & Presented by Prof. Matthew R. Litt, Esq.
This seminar is interactive, enjoyable and practical, focusing attorneys on the critical principles of strong and confident persuasive legal writing. Designed for new and experienced attorneys alike, attendees are guaranteed to leave feeling more self-possessed in their writing with tips and strategies they will apply as soon as they return to the office the next day.
3:30 – 3:50 pm
Introduction - The History and Importance of Skillful Legal Writing
3:50 – 4:10 pm
The Art of Skillful and Persuasive use of Citations
4:10 – 5:10 pm
Planning, Writing and Editing Your Moving, Opposition, and Reply Brief – Tips and Discussion on How to Make Your Brief as Strong as it can be Through Clear, Concise and Persuasive Writing
5:10 – 5:30 pm
The Psychology and Science of Persuasive Writing – What Makes Persuasive Writing Persuasive?
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Ethics and Professionalism in Brief Writing and Oral Argument – Your Obligations and Best Practices for Maintaining a Civil Bar
Matthew R. Litt, Esq. is the bestselling author of Christmas 1945 - The True Story of the Greatest Celebration in American History. He has written for Time magazine, been profiled in the ABA Journal, NJ Law Journal, and Law Crossing, and appeared on countless television and radio shows including CBS’s Great Day Washington, NBC’s South Florida Today, and NPR’s Here & Now.
He was an adjunct professor of Legal Research and Writing at Seton Hall Law School from 2009-2014, annually earning student evaluations ranking him among the school’s best faculty.
Matthew was a practicing attorney for 13 years and the Appellate Practice Chair at Capehart Scatchard before resigning to start Lincolnesq to apply his persuasive writing and oration to different use, and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and in the District Courts of the EDNY, SDNY, NDNY and DNJ. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2002, and Ithaca College in 1999.
RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
- 5 Lessons Small Law Firms Can Learn From the Craft Beet Movement
- Logos are Like Reply Briefs - Most Lawyers Waste a Great Opportunity to Persuade
- Stop Reading my LinkedIn Posts & Start Writing Your Own
- Nine Reasons I’m Upset My Favorite Restaurant Switched to the Billable Hour
- Your Law Firm Made the AM Law 200! Congratulations?
- Awards are a Blight - NJ's Notice to the Bar an Important Step Forward
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What is the refund policy?
Full refunds will be given up to one week prior to the seminar. Inside one week of the seminar, credit for an upcoming comporable seminar will be given.
What is the program's financial aid policy?
We work on the honor system. Send us an email at Matt@Lincolnesq.com with the Subject: "Financial Aid Tuition" and tell us what you are able to afford - no one who wishes to attend the seminar will be turned away.
What is the state and non-profit employee discount policy?
Tuition for state and non-profit employees is $75. Email us at Matt@Lincolnesq.com from your state/non-profit email with the Subject: "State/Non-Profit Tuition" and we will email you back with your discount code.