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Alumni CLE Series: Plain Language for Litigators
Start Date: 7/18/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 7/18/2018End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description:
Lecture Litigation documents often take a tone that is formalistic and full of legalese, but is this necessary or just “the way it’s always been done”?  The plain language movement in the legal writing is well-established in statutory drafting and client correspondence, but it’s just as applicable to litigation documents.  This presentation will focus on ways to enhance your drafting technique in documents that are common to litigation practice.

Kimberly Holst, Clinical Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law

Presenter Biography:
Kimberly Holst teaches Legal Method and Writing as well as upper-level writing and skills courses. Professor Holst’s scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary use of methods from various areas of educational pedagogy and their application to teaching the law. Her work is also applied to the development of law school pedagogy in the global context. Specifically, Professor Holst has presented to various international audiences about techniques for more effective law school pedagogy. Additionally, she has written in the areas of intellectual property law and criminal procedure.

Prior to joining ASU in 2010, she taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law and at the University of Minnesota Law School. While at Hamline, Professor Holst created a pipeline for diversity pilot program aimed at helping middle school-aged children think about and aspire to a career in the law. She also developed a self-assessment tool to aid first-year law students in reflecting about their skills and knowledge as they relate to achieving the school’s learning outcomes. Outside the classroom, Professor Holst has served as a mediator and an attorney for a Minnesota legal aid organization.  She also practiced in a variety of areas as a private attorney prior to becoming a professor.

Application has been approved for 1 Standard CLE credit - Event Code: 258059.


Please note: Registration will close at the end of the day before the CLE to allow staff time to process registration. Thanks in advance for planning accordingly.

Location Information:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law - *Main Campus  (View Map)
875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-227-9171
Room: 219
Contact Information:
Name: Allison Burke

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