Friday, December 14, 2007

Lincoln, the legal writer

If you will be in New York City at 6 p.m. on January 3, 2008, note that Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers is co-sponsoring a free program, open to the public, on what's now known about Abraham Lincoln as a legal writer.  The speakers and their topics will be:

Harold Holzer, co-chair of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, giving opening remarks;

John Lupton, associate director, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, speaking on Lincoln's Mastery of Language in the Practice of Law;

Roger Billings, professor at Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, speaking on Lincoln's Correspondence -- the Art of Dealing with Clients; and

Mark Steiner, professor at South Texas College of Law & author of An Honest Calling:  The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, providing commentary on all of the above.

The program takes place at the headquarters of the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street.

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