7 Tips for Better Legal Writing [Upcoming Webinar]

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As a lawyer your reputation is heavily reliant on communicating and writing well. “7 Tips for Better Legal Writing” is a free legal webinar focusing on making your legal writing flawless. Join Smokeball’s own Josh Taylor, Attorney & Legal Content Marketing Manager, on Friday, July 20th at 11AM PST / 1PM CDT and get your writing back in shape. You’ll learn (or simply be reminded of):

  • Tone for audience(s)
  • Organization and pre-writing techniques
  • Proper use of precedent
  • Grammar, style, and Bluebooking, and much more!

Reserve your seat for this free live webinar today!

About the Presenter – Josh Taylor

Josh’s love of this topic shines through, and he has presented the material earlier this year at the Chicago Bar Association’s Membership Appreciation Week festivities. Josh serves as Smokeball’s “attorney-in-residence” driving thought leadership and legal content marketing. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball with a hunger to help small firms do better in every way.

He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff, and he speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, Thompson Coburn Research Fellow, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the E.D. Missouri. He holds a B.A. and B.M. from UConn in his hometown of Storrs, Connecticut.

As legal writing guru Bryan Garner reminds us, “writing well is a big deal.”

Reserve your seat — hope to have you there!

By | July 2nd, 2018|

About the Author:

For years, Josh has helped lawyers become more organized, productive, and profitable. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball from a large east-coast law firm where his practice focused on franchise, insurance, marine, and general litigation. His work with Smokeball, and his continued passion for what he does each day, is driven by a desire to help lawyers and their staff do better in every way. Knowing well the stress and strain put on today’s legal professional, he regularly focuses on improving work and life in the law. He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff. Josh speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices and other legal topics. Recent notable engagements have been with the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. In addition to his work at Smokeball, Josh serves on the Writing Resource Center staff at The John Marshall Law School. Besides legal technology, his research interests include judicial decision-making, jury decision-making and psychology, and legal writing. He has written and overseen research exploring causal effects of sex/gender on federal appellate court decision-making, and assisted with research for a forthcoming textbook on judicial decision-making. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, held the prestigious Thompson Coburn Research Fellowship, served as Research Assistant to then-Vice-Dean (now Chancellor) Andrew D. Martin, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance with Honors Scholar distinction from the University of Connecticut, making him a Huskies basketball fan through and through. Follow Josh’s activity on LinkedIn, and keep up with new articles on the Smokeball Blog.

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