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Classes Offered by J. Angelo DeSantis

Event: Legal Briefs that Work!
Date03/05/2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Training Center

This class covers writing effective briefs and motions. We will explore a number of real briefs and motions and examine the techniques that make them work.

We will cover effective organizational structures and practices that improve clarity and brevity. Review ways of presenting facts persuasively, writing effective introductions and headings, and creating a table of contents that looks professional and advances your arguments. And, we will explore typography and formatting choices that improve the appearance of your work product.

To access local parking information, go to our Parking Guide at http://www.saclaw.org/pages/parking-guide.aspx  

Metered Parking: Free after 6 p.m.  All parking meters now accept credit cards, in addition to bills and coins. The Law Library is unable to provide change for metered parking; please plan accordingly. 

Disabled Person Parking: Free parking is available at meters, residential permit areas, and blue or green curbs. Patrons who choose to park in off-street parking lots and garages (public and private) are obligated to pay any applicable parking rates.  

To locate transit information, go to http://www.sacregion511.org 

 



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Event: Appearance Matters: Improving the Look of Legal Documents
Date03/19/2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Training Center

In our profession, our work product is judged on more than substance alone. Appearance sends a powerful signal. The less a reader knows about you or the subject matter, the more the reader forms an impression based on the appearance of your document. Those that understand the power of typography reap an enormous advantage — from top law firms, to winning moot court teams.

This class will explore typographical techniques to improve the appearance of legal documents, including briefs, motions, memos, letters, and resumes. The techniques are grounded in Matthew Butterick's groundbreaking book Typography for Lawyers. The techniques are practical, surprisingly interesting, and occasionally controversial (Is it one or two spaces after a sentence? Is Courier a good choice?).

Exploring typography will not only make for better work product, it makes for a more enjoyable creation process.

To access local parking information, go to our Parking Guide at http://www.saclaw.org/pages/parking-guide.aspx

Metered Parking: Free after 6 p.m.  All parking meters now accept credit cards, in addition to bills and coins. The Law Library is unable to provide change for metered parking; please plan accordingly.

Disabled Person Parking: Free parking at meters, residential permit areas, and blue or green curbs. Patrons who choose to park in off-street parking lots and garages (public and private) are obligated to pay any applicable parking rates.

To locate transit information go to http://www.sacregion511.org

 

 



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