By Design - Using The Rules of Typography to Optimize Your Legal Documents

Event Description

In-Person Only Event

Transform your legal documents into powerful tools of persuasion and clarity. Join us for a compelling 60-minute journey into the world of typography and document design, all while enjoying a delightful breakfast at Keys Cafe and Bakery. Specifically designed for legal professionals, this presentation delves into how thoughtful design choices in legal briefs, contracts, and other critical documents can significantly enhance reader engagement, understanding, and retention of your key messages. Unveil the surprising link between typography and perceived credibility, and grasp why the visual presentation of your words is just as crucial as their meaning.

Step beyond the ordinary and explore the fascinating historical evolution of typographic conventions, many rooted in the mechanical limitations of outdated technology (the typewriter) rather than modern readability principles. Gain insights from top experts in the field about optimal fonts (spoiler: not Times New Roman), effective line spacing, margins, punctuation, and other visual elements that captivate and hold your reader's focus. This session offers a treasure trove of practical, immediately applicable tips that will not only improve the readability but also amplify the professional impact and persuasive force of your legal writings. Prepare to elevate your written work product to new heights of excellence and effectiveness.


Ted Roberts | Ted Roberts is a lawyer based in the Twin Cities. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and has practiced law for over 20 years, primarily in the areas of construction litigation and other commercial disputes.



RCBA Members: $20

Non-Member: $35

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: TBD

Registration Deadline: February 27th, 2024. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Program Manager: Evelyn Roberts | 612-278-6325

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Thursday, February 29, 2024

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Keys Cafe and Bakery
504 Robert Street N
Saint Paul, MN 55101

In Person: 5