Misstating precedent, raising frivolous arguments, and copying and pasting are just a few of the legal writing missteps that can put your license in hot water. And while fairly innocuous "autocorrects" like "sua sponte" to "sea sponge" (five times in one brief) may only lead to public embarrassment - sanctions, suspension, or disbarment are not off the table for some of the bigger violations. Learn how to draft and edit in accordance with the ethical norms that apply to legal writing. Register today!
Learn how to ethically approach adverse authority in your writing.
Clarify your duties when relaying the facts, the law, and the record.
Identify the ethical risks surrounding frivolous arguments and "legal plagiarism."
Explore the ethics of ghostwriting.
The Risks of Poor Research, Poor Analysis, and Under-Preparation
How to Properly Handle Adverse Authority and Build Credibility
Frivolous Arguments - What's Your Duty and Where's the Line?
Louis R. Cohan founded Cohan Law Group, L.L.C., and has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. Mr. Cohan has done work in breach of contract, fraud, injunctive relief, punitive damages, employment, trade secrets, real estate, construction and construction defects, and civil rights litigation. His practice is concentrated on business litigation and employment litigation. He serves on the boards of the Atlanta Bar Association (treasurer, Litigation Section, chair, Small Firm Section), and the Atlanta Bar Foundation, as well as being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Cohan earned his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from Emory School of Law.
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