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Legal Writing Resiliency: Giving and Taking Feedback (from Others and Yourself)

Level: Beginner
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: October 27, 2021
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  • Proofreading
  • Perfectionism
  • The "Red Pen"
  • The "Blue Pen"
Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: October 27, 2021

For NY - Difficulty Level: For Newly-Admitted Attorneys (Transitional)


Giving and taking feedback can be one of the most challenging aspects of legal writing. Many new lawyers struggle with receiving feedback on their writing, particularly when they have tried so hard to ensure their work product is "perfect," and they just want to "give up." This interactive program will teach useful insights and tips for developing stronger legal writing resiliency.

This program was recorded on October 27th, 2021.

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American Bar Association
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Larua A. Farley

Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Laura Harley is an Associate at Nichols Kaster. As a member of the firm’s individual rights litigation team, Laura is dedicated to protecting the rights of current and former employees who face a wide-range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, minority shareholder, and contract disputes. She works hard to advocate for her clients and to deliver in-depth, efficient representation that enables clients to obtain the best possible resolutions in their cases.

Prior to joining Nichols Kaster, Laura worked as an associate for a Minneapolis litigation firm, focusing on minority shareholder, employment, and contract disputes. During law school, Laura was on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Law Review, the board of the Women’s Legal Student Association, and volunteered with the Advocates for Human Rights. Prior to attending law school, Laura worked for a Fortune 100 company in business-to-business sales supporting operations and logistics in small businesses.

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Kyle R. Kroll

Managing Associate
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Kyle Kroll is an attorney with Winthrop & Weinstine and focuses on business litigation, at the trial and appellate levels. Prior to teaching the ABA Moot Court Competition Team, he was a legal research and writing adjunct professor for three years. In 2020, Kroll was named Minnesota’s “Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year,” and in 2021, he was recognized as one of Minnesota’s “Up & Coming Attorneys.”

Before entering private practice, Kroll clerked for The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, where he became skilled in scrutinizing legal arguments, researching difficult issues, writing with precision and brevity, presenting arguments persuasively, and navigating the complicated federal court system.

Kroll earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2016, with a concentration in Civil Litigation. He was a member of the Order of the Coif, Editor of the Minnesota Law Review, President of the Professional Student Body, and a two-time winner of the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. He earned his B.S.B., summa cum laude, in Entrepreneurial Management and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 2013.

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