The Bar Association of San Francisco

BASF Paralegal Progressive Writing Workshop

Monday, August 14, 2023
Event Time 11:30 a.m. - 01:15 p.m. PT
Cost Member: $100 | Non-Member: $150
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For Paralegal Studies Students:

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Paralegal Section presents the Paralegal Progressive Writing Workshop, a three-part series.

Paralegal Writing Workshop - Two Types of Legal Writing

Class 1 | Monday, August 14 | Noon - 1:15 p.m. 
MCLE: 1 Hour

Clear and Concise Writing - Clear sentence structure benefits your reader. Choose your words wisely. Avoid jargon and legalese. Write in active voice. Use proper punctuation.

Class 2 | Monday, August 21 | Noon - 1:15 p.m. 
MCLE: 1 Hour

Persuasive Writing - Convince your reader to “buy in” to your argument. Convince the opposition to agree with your opinion. Writing persuasively is an art form.

Class 3 | Monday, August 28 | Noon - 1:15 p.m. 
MCLE: 1 Hour

Interactive Writing Workshop - Learn how to implement the tips and tools they have learned in classes one and two to prepare a brief memorandum or demand letter.


Dates and Times
Dates Monday, August 14, 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
Monday, August 28, 2023
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Virtual Program Noon - 1:15 p.m.

MCLE Credit

This is a three-day event. You must attend all three days to receive the three hours in MCLE credit.


  • Active Voice 
  • Concise Sentence Structure 
  • Effective Word Choice 
  • Jargon and Legalese 
  • Persuasive Writing 


Jackie Van Dyke
Adjunct Faculty - University of San Diego School of Law 
Certified Paralegal, Writing Coach, Online Course Creator at The Paralegal Writer™ 
Professor of Paralegal Studies - The George Washington University, College of Professional Studies


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