Helen A. Anderson

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Director, Legal Writing Program
Professor of Law

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The Police Narrative in Appellate Opinions, Legal Writing Institute, Fifth Biennial Conference on Applied Legal Storytelling, Jul. 22, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

Using Competition to Inspire Student Learning, Stanford Law School, Fourth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference Program, Sep. 20, 2014 (Palo Alto, CA)

Frenemies of the Court: The Many Faces of Amicus Curiae, University of Washington School of Law, Faculty Colloquia Series, Feb. 13, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

But Did It Make Any Difference? Addressing Harmless Error, Washington State Office of Public Defense, CLE, Nov. 30, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

How to Avoid "Hitting the Wall" with Service, Second Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Aug. 11, 2012 (Eugene, OR)

Tips for Successful Appeals, Northwest Justice Project, Dec. 15, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Constructing a Scholarly Persona, Association of Legal Writing Directors, Biennial Conference, Jun. 25, 2011 (Sacramento, CA)

Panelist, Impediments to Review on the Merits, Washington State Bar Association, Washington Appeals: New Rules and Expert Guidance Through the State Appellate Process, Dec. 1, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Revising Harmless Error: Making Innocence Relevant to Direct Appeals, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Innocence and the Road to Exoneration, Oct. 8, 2010 (Fort Worth, TX)

From Generation X to Generation Z: Has Anything Changed?, Northwest Regional Legal Writing Conference, Aug. 29, 2009 (Portland, OR)

Stories about Storytelling: One Hundred Years of Brief Writing Advice, Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, Jul. 24, 2009 (Portland, OR)

Essentials of Legal Research and Writing, Washington State Bar Association, Persuasive Writing Workshop and Legal Research Boot Camp, Jun. 26, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Statutory Interpretation, King County Prosecutor’s Office, Civil Division, May 24, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Law Review Roundup: Criminal Law, State Appellate Judges Conference, Apr. 9, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist and small group facilitator, King County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Institute, Oct. 19, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Appellate Procedure, University of Washington School of Law, Foundations for Legal Study, Sep. 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Incorporating Real Legal Work into the Teaching of Legal Writing, with Tom Cobb and Theodore Myhre, Northwest Regional Legal Writing Conference, Aug. 10, 2007 (Spokane, WA)

Ethical Issues in Written and Oral Advocacy, Washington Women Lawyers, Snohomish County Chapter, Jul. 12, 2006

Ethical Issues in Appellate Practice, Washington State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program, May 11, 2006

How Bad Does It Have to Be? Ethical Accountability of Prosecutors and Criminal Defense Attorneys, University of Washington School of Law, Annual Professional Responsibility Institute, Dec. 10, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

How to Write So They Will Read: The Effective Appellate Brief, Washington State Bar Association, Best of CLE 2005, Dec. 9, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

Brief Writing Workshop, Washington State Bar Association, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Jun. 14, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

How to Write So They Will Read: The Effective Appellate Brief, Washington State Bar Association, The Master Class CLE, Feb. 10, 2005 (Seatt;e, WA)

Criminal Law Update, University of Washington School of Law, Annual Professional Responsibility Institute, Dec. 11, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Decision Writing Workshop, American Judicature Society, 19th National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics, Oct. 23, 2004 (Chicago, IL)

Decision Writing, Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct, Education Session, Dec. 6, 2002 (Olympia, WA)

Writing in Law School v. Writing in Court, Seattle University Law School, Appellate Advocacy Class, Oct. 2002 (Seattle, WA)

Anatomy of a Persuasive Paragraph, Washington State Bar Association, Appellate Practice: Persuasive Briefwriting and Beyond, Sep. 2002 (Seattle and Tacoma, WA)

Better Briefwriting, Washington State Bar Association, Tools for Appealing Lawyers CLE, Jan. 1998

Pitfalls of Appeal, Washington State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program, Apr. 1994 (Seattle, WA)

Misdemeanor Appeals, Apr. 1992

Making a Record for Appeal, Sep. 1989

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