Sunday, March 21, 2021

Webinar on "Modern Written Advocacy in the Digital Age"

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ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Appellate Advocacy Committee Webinar

(Part of the ABA TIPS Seventh Annual Section Conference)

Thursday, April 29, 2021

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CST


Our courts are getting busier by the day and operating in the age of information bombardment. Judges almost universally report that they are increasingly frustrated with the volumes of written materials they are asked to review. But creative use of technology can be a brief writer’s best friend. This panel will explore effective writing techniques, including clarity, organization, persuasion, as well as formatting and use of graphics, in creating substantive motions and appellate briefs. They will share strategies for writing in a concise manner that quickly gets your point across with impact and advocating in a world where many judges are reading briefs on digital devices, including tablets. Learn how to make your points most effectively in this brave, new, digital world.


Mark E. Wojcik, Professor of Law
UIC John Marshall Law School, The University of Illinois at Chicago


Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Denver, Colorado [author of Legal Writing: A Judge’s Perspective on the Science and Rhetoric of the Written Word]

Hon. Louise Dovre Bjorkman, Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals, St. Paul, Minnesota

Hon. Jane B. Stranch, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati, Ohio

Rocky Dhir, Atlas Legal Research, Dallas, Texas

Robert DuBose, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP, Houston, Texas [author of The Rewired Brain]

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