Monday, May 24, 2021

Scribes Webinar: Should Legal Writing Be "Woke"?

As our nation grapples with a reckoning on racial justice issues, our legal system faces the related question of how to address words and terms with racially-charged origins. From terms like “grandfather clause” to “illegal alien,” is it time for legal writing to undergo “linguistic updating?”
"Should Legal Writing Be Woke?" is the theme of a webinar being hosted on May 25, 2021 by Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers.

The panelists are:
  • Massachusetts Court of Appeals Justice James Milkey,
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb,
  • South Texas College of Law Professor Josh Blackman, and
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville Law School Professor Lucy Jewel

The panel will be moderated by Scribes Vice President John Browning.


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