In Person Event

Year End Professional Series


Oct 27, 2017


Toronto, Ontario

CLE / CPD Credit Information

  • British Columbia – Lawyering skills - 1.50
  • Ontario – Professionalism - 1.50
  • Quebec – Out of province credits - 1.50

Jettison Your Jargon: Clear and Concise Legal Writing

Do you use the word “utilize” even though “use” means the same thing? Do you like to write “going forward” even when your verb is already in the future tense? Are you using the phrase “is currently” when you know that “it is” is already in the present tense? And why are you writing 30 words when 15 will do?

Bloated, jargon-filled legal writing is everywhere. But just because it’s everywhere doesn’t make it right. Big words and long-winded sentences are guaranteed to turn off your reader, and you never want to give your reader an excuse to hit DELETE. Verbose writers create a confused (at best) or adversarial (at worst) audience through their long-winded writing, and in this interactive program, Ben Opipari of Persuasive Matters will show you how to write jargon-free documents with clarity and concision!


Ben Opipari, Writing Coach and Founder of Persuasive Matters


12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Program

If you are unable to attend in person, we will be offering the educational sessions via webinar. Register for Webinar.


Continuing Professional Development. Ontario: Total CPD = 1.5 hours (1 hr., 30 mins. Professionalism and up to 0 hrs. Substantive) Québec: This program has been approved for 1.5 credit hours in accordance with the requirements for “out of province” activities. B.C.:  This program qualifies for 1.5 hrs. of credit, applied towards Lawyering Skills.