Friday, December 14, 2007
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.