For those who like to plan their CLE way ahead of time: the Louisiana State Bar Association is holding a legal-writing seminar in New Orleans on March 20, 2009. The seminar will be held at the Sheraton, 500 Canal Street. Yours truly is on the program, which includes the following sessions:
- 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Writing 101: Everything You Have Forgotten Since Graduation, by Tina M. Boudreaux, Erin Ann Donelon, and Michael Sackey.
- 9:30 — 10:30 a.m.: Creating Contracts: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Lawyer, by Albert J. Derbes IV.
- 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Counting Each Shot: Techniques for Emphasis and De-emphasis, by Raymond P. Ward.
- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Finding and Using Your Main Message for Maximum Persuasive Power, by Michael R. Fontham.
- 2:00 –3:00 p.m.: Writing a Brief a Judge Would Want to Read, by Michael R. Fontham.
- 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Professionalism in Written Argument: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, by Judges Terri F. Love, Fredericka Homberg Wicker, and Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux.
It’s still too early to register, but not too early to mark your calendars.