About the Program
1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit.
Speedwriting: From Brain to Brief in a Hurry, uses techniques developed by nonlawyer professional writers ones enabling lawyers to take complex, multi-issue matters and organize them quickly, logically, and systematically. The course speeds the writing process and helps lawyers make complex matters clear and easily comprehensible.
Participants report that the course has changed the way they write. They no longer fear complicated and labyrinthine matters but find instead they can “get a handle” on the writing process, sometimes in only 15 to 30 minutes.
Because this course uses a learn-by-doing approach, lawyers can–and often do–use their own current cases, especially writing projects that have stymied them. They then take away from the course, not just some ideas, but a structured and developed brief or project. When they return to their desks, it is usually just a matter of filling in blanks to produce a final product.
Participants learn in this 1 hour interactive program how to use techniques to turn undeveloped and unformed thoughts into written analysis in a manner of minutes.
Who Should Take This Course
All lawyers who must write under time pressure, especially those who must present complex facts or multiple issues.
About the Speaker
Randall Christison has practiced law for over 35 years, focusing on civil litigation and on training lawyers. He has handled scores of trials, around 200 appeals, and has been AV-rated for 25 years. He has authored books on law practice for CEB, as well as a number of articles on professional training and lawyers’ writing skills. In addition, he has been a faculty member of the California judges’ college, the National Association of Attorneys General trial college, and an invited speaker for a number of national organizations (even the American Meteorological Society). He has also produced the Civilgram, a newsletter analyzing recent case law, for 20 years. Before attending law school, he served as a submarine officer. He is also an active member of the community, including Judge pro tem, mediator, and arbitrator for the San Diego Superior Court and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, State and County Bar Associations, and the Better Business Bureau.
To cancel your registration, please call (619) 531-3900. To receive a refund, you must notify us 72 hours in advance. Refunds may take up to 2 weeks to process.
This class may be recorded by LexVid and may be made publicly available online. Please note the release below.
Registrants for this class acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken. Registrants agree that the submission of their registration for this class constitutes their written consent to the San Diego Law Library and LexVid Services, Inc. to such filming and/or recording to any use, in any and all media, of their appearance and voice for any purpose in connection with the video production of this class.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to us at (619) 531-3900.