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Alumni CLE Series: 7 Deadly Sins of Drafting from Forms
Start Date: 7/2/2019Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 7/2/2019End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description:

7 Deadly Sins of Drafting from Forms

July 2, 2019
Mitchell Hamline School of Law




Practicing attorneys know that drafting a document from scratch is from less common than drafting from a form (whether that form is a previous document used as an example or a template). Because drafting from a form is common practice, it’s important for attorneys to use sound techniques to make the most of their time and efforts when drafting from a form.  This presentation will discuss a method for drafting from forms and highlight common pitfalls to avoid. 



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.

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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