Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM MST
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Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP 
370 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202

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Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 

You don't want to miss the New Lawyers Writing Workshop 3-part Series! Part 2: Editing
 1 hour CLE applied for

Presented by:

Michael Blasie, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP
Marilyn S. Chappell, Esq., Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC
Erica Weston, Esq., University of Colorado 

 CDLA Members Only Please 

Sponsored by Golden Forensics 

The second of three writing workshops with instruction and individual/group feedback on practice writing exercises. The workshop will focus on editing in your legal writing including:


 A.Common editing advice: what works/doesn’t work

a.  Read brief aloud
b.  Fresh eyes
c.  Give it to a non-lawyer
d.  Computer programs
e.  Numerical benchmarks

B.Editing methods

a.  Flowers Method

i.  Madman
ii.  Architect
iii.  Carpenter
iv.  Judge 

b.  Garner Method

i.  Basic edits
ii.  Edits to Refine

c.  Goldstein/Lieberman Method

i.  Structure
ii.  Length 
iii.  Phrasing
iv.  Continuity
v.  Typos

d.  Armstrong/Terrell Method
e.  Checklist Method

C.  Causes of Disorganization/Confusion

a.  Streamline your argument
b.  Paragraph and sentence structure

D.  Grammar Rules

a.  When to spend time researching grammar rules
b.  When grammar adds clarity