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Advanced Legal Writing with Lebovits

Advanced Legal Writing with Lebovits

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Because this course is focused on advanced legal writing, attendees are expected to have attended the beginner track before signing up for the advanced session. (Suggested but not required).

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

12:05 p.m.– 1:55 p.m.

Advanced Legal Writing with Lebovits

A highly sought-after lecturer with an engaging, witty style, Justice Gerald Lebovits has been a New York City judge since 2001. An acting Supreme Court justice in Manhattan, he is president of the 300-judge New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices.

Lebovits has been an adjunct professor of law for 36 years, currently at Columbia, Fordham, and NYU. The students at Fordham, New York Law School, and St. John's have each elected him Adjunct Law Professor of the Year. The author of eight books and more than 350 articles, Lebovits has given hundreds of CLEs on legal writing, ethics, criminal practice, and landlord-tenant law for bar associations, government organizations, and the New York State Court System. He authored the Legal Writer Column for the New York State Bar Journal for 20 years.

See why so many consider Justice Lebovits New York’s finest speaker on legal writing. Lebovits will share easy-to-remember and simple-to-understand methods of persuasive writing that will make a difference in your next case. You’ll learn the elements of a winning brief — from cover to conclusion, including storytelling, theme, organization, style, rhetoric, ethics, and legal method. This program will be jam-packed with practical advice, from making every word count, to citing, to making a court want to rule for you.

There will be a 10-minute break during this presentation.


Hon. Gerald Lebovits

New York State Supreme Court, New York County

Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia, Fordham & NYU

1.5 Credits in Skills; 0.5 Credit in Ethics

1:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Start Date:
  • April 9, 2024
Start Time:
  • 12:00 PM
End Time:
  • 2:00 PM
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 2.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0NS61
Section Member Price: $60.00
NYSBA Member Price: $75.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $125.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • General Practice Section
  • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education