Drafting Declarations: Style and Advocacy Considerations

The presentation will cover how to draft effective, persuasive declarations. We will review style, grammar and advocacy considerations to persuade a judge to grant the relief requested. Examples will be drawn from requests for record clearances, but will be broadly applicable to a range of areas of legal services practice.
Date training recorded: May 6, 2020
Trainer(s): Margaret Stevenson
Sponsoring Organization(s): Record Clearance Project


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The presentation will cover how to draft effective, persuasive declarations. We will review style, grammar and advocacy considerations to persuade a judge to grant the relief requested. Examples will be drawn from requests for record clearances, but will be broadly applicable to a range of areas of legal services practice.

Presenters: Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson, SJSU Record Clearance Project

MCLE: 1 hour General Credit

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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.



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Last revised: May 7, 2020 5:04 pm