Friday, April 13, 2018
Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--is holding its national Legal Writing CLE program today in Chicago at its new institutional headquarters, The John Marshall Law School.
John Browning of Texas opened today's program with a presentation on how courts are now considering the use of emojis as evidence in criminal and civil cases. Emojis have also been used in ineffective assistance of counsel cases and in disciplinary actions involving the character and fitness of candidates for bar admission. Emojis can drastically change the meaning that would otherwise attach to written words. Emojis can express thoughts and emotions. They provide context for communications.
Scribes holds an annual national Legal Writing CLE program that is attended by judges, lawyers, and law students from around the country. This year's program is being held at the organization's new national headquarters at The John Marshall Law School. Membership information and other information about Scribes is available on the organization's website.