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  • Description

    Writing is a key skill for attorney practitioners. This CLE course will function as an advanced legal writing course and will include training in how to draft pleadings using a variation of Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion (IRAC) called Conclusion, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion (CRAC).

    The main focus of the course will be tips for effective writing that provides clear, sound arguments and analysis. Issues of grammar, motions, legal memoranda, briefs and correspondence will all be addressed and sample documents will be provided.

  • Instructor Bio

    Beverley Meyers

    Professor Bev Meyers (Professor Meyers) is a longtime legal educator and lawyer. She worked at the California Office of the Attorney General (AG) for almost 30 years. In her practice, Bev handled motions, trials, and appeals. She drafted more than 1,000 motions while at the AG’s Office. Early in her practice, Professor Meyers was a Deputy City Attorney and Deputy District Attorney, where she tried criminal cases, and handled criminal motions.

    Also, she has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor in the Bay Area for over 30 years, including presently at John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University, where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

    In 2021, Northcentral University gave Professor Meyers the Inaugural Delphi Award for Academic Excellence. Bev has a business teaching an online legal writing course, Legal Writing Launch, which is available at https://legalwritinglaunch.com.

    Professor Meyers is a lecturer for the National Association of Continuing Legal Education and the United Institute for Continuing Legal Education. In 2020, Professor Meyers developed and presented Effective Legal Writing for the Attorney Practitioner.

    And in 2021, Bev developed and presented The George Floyd Case: The Evidence, Arguments, Sentence & Verdict in the Criminal Case against Derek Chauvin. Both lectures are available nationally and for continuing legal education credit.