Register Now for 3-Day Appellate Writing Workshop April 11-13, Auburn Hills

Register by March 29
MAACS and SADO Attorneys,

Registration for this year’s Appellate Writing Workshop is now open. The 3-day workshop will be held on Thursday April 11 – Saturday April 13 at WMU Cooley Auburn Hills. The workshop is free and 22.5 hours of CLE are available. 

What do we do at the AWW?
This hands-on workshop will teach you new ways to write engaging and compelling briefs. We work interactively on identifying case themes, writing a more compelling statement of facts (the most important part of your brief), storytelling in places you haven’t considered (like the table of contents and questions presented), and improving the look of your briefs. Our time is split between small group exercises, plenary sessions, and independent writing and feedback. You may bring your own case or use the model problem that is provided.
 
Why should you come?
As appellate lawyers, it’s extremely important for all of us to occasionally take time to focus on our craft of writing. What are we doing that is effective? What could we be doing better? Are we doing something we shouldn’t be doing? The workshop provides a great opportunity to engage in that reflection. At the end of the workshop, you will be a better writer and more persuasive advocate. 
 
Why does storytelling matter?
Effective storytelling is the key to great advocacy. The story told at trial did not work out for your client; on appeal, it is our job to tell the appellate court a different story--your client's story. At the workshop, you will learn tools and techniques that will allow you to develop a theory of appeal and tell your client’s story in a compelling way.
 
How can you register?
Online registration is available here. The agenda and fillable registration form is available here.

Lodging and meals are provided for out-of-town participants. Space is limited so register early.