Patrick Barry presents, "The Force of Focus, The Art of Advocacy: How the Words You Choose Can Change the World Judges See"

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:25pm - 1:30pm
Room I

A lot of lawyers seem to forget that the briefs they write will be read by an actual person. They're too long. They're too dry. And they often fail to fulfill their core function: telling a persuasive story.

In this lunch talk, Patrick Barry, who co-taught a course on brief-writing in the University of Michigan Child Welfare Clinic last semester, will help you avoid some of these mistakes and many others. He will also show you what some of the best brief-writers around do in their briefs, so that you can start doing the same - to the delight of your clients (and Bigelows)! Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students.

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