Wednesday, January 3, 2007

AALS legal writing events

If you're heading to the AALS annual meeting at the Mariott Park Wardman in Washington, D.C., or have already arrived, you might want to include the following legal writing events on your dance card:

Thursday, 1/4/07:
10:30 - 12:15
program on When Worlds Collide: Exploring Inter-Relationships and Collaboration Between Clinicians and Legal Writing Teachers in Teaching and Scholarship, presented by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Research & Reasoning

immediately following:
Professor Heather Macfarlane, of the Legal Writing Institute's new member committee, will meet any and all new LWI members at the back of the room.

Friday, 1/5/07:
12:15 - 1:30
luncheon for AALS Section on Legal Writing, Research & Reasoning
(requires ticket, any remaining available at the door)

7:00 p.m.
reception and presentation of the Golden Pen Award and the Thomas H. Blackwell Memorial Award, hosted by the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors, at Lincoln West, Concourse Level, Hilton Washington & Towers

Saturday, 1/6/07
10:45 - 12:15
program on Jury Instruction in Plain English -- A Conversation with the California Justices (and Others) on Guidelines and Process, presented by Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers


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There will be a special 12-page program for the Golden Pen and Blackwell Awards. It includes information about the Blackwell Award, the four previous award winners, and this year's recipient. There is also information about the Golden Pen Awards, the six previous award recipients, and the three recipients who will be honored on January 5.

If you are unable to attend the Friday evening program and would like for me to save you a copy of the program, please send an email to

Mark Wojcik
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago

Posted by: Mark Wojcik | Jan 4, 2007 2:54:16 AM

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