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Communication Skills for In-House Lawyers: Five Techniques to Improve Your Writing

 

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Webinar Details


Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

CPD Information


Ontario: Accredited for 1 hour (Professionalism)

B.C.: Accredited for 1 CPD hour

Availability


Free: This event is free for everyone

Note: On-demand access is available for Counselwell members only.

About this Webinar:

Do you receive dozens of written requests every day? If so, you are not alone.

In the modern economy, email and instant messaging have increased the pressure for in-house lawyers to respond to requests promptly and clearly. This workshop will equip you with the tools to be a clear communicator in today’s environment.

Writing effectively is a challenge because each one of your readers has a different level of background knowledge. As an in-house lawyer, you may communicate with business executives, other departments, external counsel, and vendors—all in the same hour. Given their varying levels of comprehension, this session will show you how to visualize your own writing from their many different perspectives.

Program Outcome:

By the end of the session, you will be able to compose emails and documents that resonate with your various readers. This will lead to consistent approval of your ideas, and ultimately, opportunities for career advancement.

About the Instructor:

This session will be conducted by Ryan Standil, the founder of Write To Excite, a company that consults with professionals to help develop their writing skills. Ryan has been featured in The Globe and Mail discussing the benefits of effective writing. You can see one of his articles here.

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