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September Brown Bag - Form and Style

  • September 26, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • TELEPHONIC ONLY

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MALA Brown Bag Seminar              

The Medium is the Message: Form and Style Tips for Preparing Polished and Professional Legal Documents

 Presented by: Jeff Tierney, Esq.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST

Teleconference Only

1 CLE Credit

Effective written advocacy requires more than just good content. Even the most compelling argument, if sloppily presented, loses its punch. But, many attorneys need a little help in ensuring that their work looks its best and gets the attention it deserves. Learn how you can help your firm move past outdated conventions and instead prepare visually-appealing and persuasive legal documents with some easy style, formatting and typography tips, including:

  • Thoughtful and appropriate font choices;
  • Effective use of tables, charts and embedded images;
  • Document processing and avoiding image degradation;
  • Style and formatting issues involving headings, justification, white space, and emphasis; and
  • Common typographical pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Jeff Tierney, Esq., is a fifth-generation Montanan, where he grew up in Great Falls before attending Yale University, graduating in 2008 with a degree in history.  Jeff then attended law school at the University of Wisconsin, where he worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project to remedy wrongful convictions.  Jeff returned to Montana to practice after graduating in 2013.  Jeff is licensed to practice in Montana and Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Registration Deadline – Monday, September 24, 2018

Call-in information will be emailed – Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

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