What You'll Learn

In Legal Writing 101, you'll learn how to put together a legal document from start to finish. This course is designed to help new legal writers or those looking to remember the basics.

  • Learn the key parts a legal document, like the introduction, background, and discussion.

  • See a detailed breakdown of each section in a real legal document.

  • Master a basic process for conquering all your legal writing projects.

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Legal Writing 101 Lessons

  • 1

    Introduction

    • An Introduction to Legal Writing Basics

  • 2

    Legal Writing Anatomy

    • Anatomy of a Legal Document

    • The Introduction

    • The Story

    • The Discussion

    • Recap

  • 3

    Your Legal Writing Process

    • Introduction

    • Make a Plan

    • Outline the Facts

    • Outline the Law

    • Track Down Answers

    • Outline

    • Draft and Polish

    • Recap

    • Writing Process Cheat Sheet

  • 4

    Legal Writing Walkthroughs

    • Legal Writing Walkthrough

    • Legal Writing Walkthrough Recap

    • Introduction: Email Walkthrough

    • Email Walkthrough

    • Introduction: Legal Memo Walkthrough

    • Legal Memo Walkthrough

    • Introduction: Motion Walkthrough

    • Motion Walkthrough

    • Introduction: Appellate Brief Walkthrough

    • Appellate Brief Walkthrough

  • 5

    The Power of Visuals

    • Introduction

    • Flowcharts and Infographs

    • Visual Lists

    • Casts and Definitions

    • Images and Recreations

    • Maps and Diagrams

    • Charts and Graphs

    • Textual Call Outs

    • Tables

    • Timelines

    • Recap

  • 6

    Downloads

    • Legal Writing Cheat Sheet

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