Bad punctuation diminishes your credibility and prevents the smooth flow of ideas. Even worse, your message can be misinterpreted or unintelligible. Proper punctuation, however, effectively guides readers through your message, never getting in the way, while leading them to your conclusion. This isn’t your grandfather’s boring punctuation lecture. It’s an engaging tour through the effective use of punctuation and the stylistic conventions for using punctuation to advance your argument.


•    Determine what is proper punctuation
•    Analyze how using proper punctuation can increase the effectiveness of your writing
•    Identify how to say what you mean, and mean what you say, using proper punctuation to get your meaning across


Join Punctuation Matters with subject expert Lisa Freudenheim for this one-hour webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CST (1 p.m. MST, 12 p.m. PST, 3 p.m. EST). 


Bring together as many individuals as you wish in your office or chapter meeting space to this webinar.

•    Invite your colleagues
•    Invite your staff 
•    Invite your ALA friends 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Pacific 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Mountain 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; Central 2:00 – 3:00p.m.; Eastern 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


CLM Credits: (Note that only the CLM credit available for this webinar is stated below. If a credit is not stated, it is not available for this program.)


CLM  Application Credit: 1 hour in Writing Skills.


CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Communication/ Organizational Management (CM)


CLM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Communication/ Organizational Management (CM) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

California MCLE: The Association of Legal Administrators certifies that this webinar has been approved by the State Bar of California for 1 hour of MCLE credit.

MCLE/Other States: Credit may be available in other states but cannot be guaranteed. In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and filing regulations.

Lisa Freudenheim, Founder of Legal Writing Consultants, provides high-level writing coaching services to firms and organizations nationwide. After graduating from New York University School of law, she practiced employment litigation at law firms in New York and Massachusetts. Since 1997, she has been a law professor in Boston specializing in legal writing and analysis.

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September 21, 2016 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Punctuation Matters
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CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
CLMSM Application Credit: 1.00
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