The Persuasive Brief, from Cover to Conclusion, Adams and Reese LLP (28 July 2021). Every part of a brief can be persuasive—even the cover. This presentation shows ways to do that, applying ancient principles of classical rhetoric and modern cognitive psychology. Follow these links to the written materials and slide presentation.
The Science of Brief Writing: How to Maximize the Art of Persuasion, Louisiana State Bar Association's Advanced Appellate Practice Webinar (9 Apr. 2021). Co-presented with Judge Sandra Cabrina Jenkins and Kelly Brechtel Becker.
Top 10 Ways to Lose an Appeal, Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2017 CLE Wrap-Up seminar (15 Dec. 2017). Co-presented with Thomas M. Flanagan. Follow this link to the written materials.
Professionalism on Appeal, Louisiana State Bar Association’s Advanced Appellate Practice seminar (16 Nov. 2017). Co-presented with Judge Jude Gravois (La. 5th Circuit), Judge Regina Bartholomew Woods (La. 4th Circuit), and Thomas M. Flanagan. Follow this link to the written materials.
Counting Each Shot: Techniques for Emphasis and De-emphasis, given at the times and places listed below. Follow these links for the most up-to-date versions of the written materials and slide presentation.
Compose a Winning Score: Powerful Writing, Louisiana State Bar Association (6 May 2022).
Setting Precedents: 1st Annual Appellate Practice Seminar, Loyola University College of Law and Acadiana Law Firm, LLC (31 May 2018)
Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal (11 Sept. 2017).
Legal Writing Institute’s 14th Biennial Conference (30 June 2010)
Louisiana State Bar Association's Legal Writing Seminar (20 Mar. 2009).
Appellate Practice, Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bridging the Gap seminar, given annually or semi-annually since 2006, most recently on 18 October 2022. Here are links to PDF copies of my latest written materials and slide deck.