CJA/FPD WRITING WORKSHOP FOR TRIAL ATTORNEYS
March 14 & 15, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
633 17th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Cost: $40.00 (Make Checks Payable to CJA Standing Committee
Mail checks c/o Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, 150 E. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203)
Jay McEntire, Senior Litigator
& Colin Prince, Trial Attorney
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho
Day 1 (March 13)
9:00 am to Noon
This plenary will focus on structure and format, creating documents that will persuade the reader from the first glance. Transforming motions with strong aesthetics, headers, introductions, sequencing and conclusions will be a goal for the morning session.
The focus of the afternoon will be developing high-level persuasive reasoning, with an eye toward moral foundations in creating stronger, more persuasive arguments and advocacy.
Day 2 (March 14)
9:00 am to Noon
The morning session will switch the focus to storytelling. Development of characters and action with coherence and clarity will be emphasized while remaining dedicated to telling concise stories with purpose.
Office hours. Participants will have an opportunity to meet with Jay and Colin to review their own specific projects and receive feedback on submissions. Times for office hours will be assigned prior to arrival on Friday.
Participants will be encouraged to submit substantive writing projects a week in advance for review. These submissions will be reviewed prior to the presentations to pinpoint writing challenges unique to the group. If submissions are not received, the presenters will pull submissions using ECF.