Aug 5, 2020

Grammar and Punctuation: What You Didn't Learn in School

Presented by The Belonging Project
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There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain
Noon to 1:00 p.m. Pacific

About the Program

Do you know what a dangling modifier is? Or when to use a colon or a hyphen? And are you just generally insecure about your grammar and punctuation knowledge?

In this workshop, you’ll learn to identify and correct grammar and punctuation mistakes when you see them and understand the rules that you didn’t learn in elementary school but have been embarrassed to ask about since.


Julie S. Schrager, In-House Legal Writing Coach, Schiff Hardin

Julie is passionate about teaching writing to a wide range of audiences and has worked as Schiff Hardin’s in-house legal writing coach for twelve years. In that role, she works one-on-one with the firm’s summer associates, associates, and partners to improve their writing skills. Julie also hosts workshops addressing a range of writing topics, including writing persuasively, effective writing for business lawyers, grammar and punctuation basics, and revising and editing your own work.

Julie is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and hosts writing workshops for 1Ls at law schools around the country and for diverse law student groups. This spring she has spoken to law students at Howard Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Fordham Law, the University of Illinois College of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and as part of the Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program.

Julie graduated from Harvard College in 1986 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1989. After graduation, she worked as an associate in the litigation and legislation practice areas at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston. Julie taught legal writing full-time at Chicago-Kent College of Law for several years before she joined Schiff and continues to teach periodically.

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