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Write to be Heard Series: Enhancing Your Professional Profile

Using Writing to Enhance Your Professional Profile


Learn how to take your writing skills beyond drafting briefs and legal documents and put them to work to enhance your professional profile. Those who have mastered the art know the demands of busy schedules and heavy workloads and understand the importance of minimizing the time and resources required to achieve the goal. Zoom in to explore an array of legal-writing genres and learn how you can create written pieces for publication by repurposing knowledge acquired in daily practice and using it to educate peers, highlight emerging issues or trends, and raise awareness of developments or people in the law. Legal writers who have used these strategies effectively will share their individual perspectives on how and where to begin. It’s easier than you might imagine.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Learn how to utilize everyday legal work as a starting point for creating articles and pieces of interest.
  • Become familiar with various genres of legal writing.
  • Explore how to create issue-awareness pieces, turn new experiences or "lessons learned" into publishable pieces, and craft other writings that inform and educate the legal community.
  • Gain insights into working with bar associations and professional groups in creating and submitting articles for their publications.
  • Hear a variety of tips for submitting articles and working with editors in getting them published.


  • Bill Boyce, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson (Houston, TX
  • Sacha Dyson, GrayRobinson (Tampa, FL
  • Michele M. Jochner, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP (Chicago, IL)
  • Genevieve E. Niemann, Singewald Law Firm (Chicago, IL)
  • Amelia Ashton Thorn, Articles Editor, Judicature / Assistant Director, Bolch Judicial Institute / Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School (Durham, NC

CLE Eligibility

If you are unsure if this program has been approved in your state or have any questions about self-reporting, please click on the CLE icon to find out more or  contact us before taking the time to purchase and complete this program!


  • AIC and Scribes Members: $30 
  • AIC Alumni: $30 (ask for a code!)
  • Non-members: $45