Two One-Hour CLEs Included:
PUT A LITTLE FICTION INTO YOUR LEGAL WRITING
Sounds like a contradiction? Not necessarily. Before Steve Berry was a New York Times and #1 international bestselling author, he was a trial lawyer. Thirty years of active practice taught him about legal writing; what works, what doesn’t. Fifteen bestselling novels taught Steve how to engage a reader. Legal writing is designed to persuade. Novelists entertain. But these two goals are not mutually exclusive. In a compelling one hour session Steve brings both skills together in a CLE-eligible hour design to help lawyers not only grab their reader’s attention, but make their point. The talk includes:
• Eleven rules of legal writing (bet you didn’t know there were that many!)
• Practical advice on how to apply those rules for clear, concise and compelling arguments.
• A review of some definite dos and don’ts.
QUIRKS AND CURIOSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
The United States Constitution is full of odd provisions. Some have even played a key role in our history, others not so much. In a one-hour, CLE-eligible session Steve will review several hidden and intriguing constitutional clauses, a few of which may even shock. Topics include:
• Letters of Marque (Article I, Section 8).
• The chaos involved in how the Constitution can be amended (Article V).
• The problems with income tax (16th Amendment).
• The disaster that is presidential succession (20th Amendment).
• The shocking truth about the ability of a state to leave to the Union.
All of these clauses have been explored in Steve’s novels and he offers a fascinating and entertaining insight into their history, legality and application.
This program includes a light lunch. Also one hardcover copy of the newly released The Lost Order is included with your registration. In Phoenix only, Mr. Berry will be available for a meet and greet book signing from 12 to 1 p.m. The CLE session will begin at 1 p.m.
AZCLE will pre-order books ahead of this program.
For live (and simulcast) attendees who wish to ensure that they will have a physical copy of the book on the day of the event, please register by March 20, 2017.
We will mail out copies of the book to webcast attendees and late registrants (after March 20, 2017) of the live and simulcast programs.