CLE and Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards Basketball: Legal Writing Fast Break—30 Assists to Improve Your Writing

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Monday, February 24 / Washington, DC (The Capital One Arena) (SOLD OUT)
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Game Begins: 7:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol


Why Attend?

  • A small-group learning environment — limited to 25 attendees
  • Watch the Washington Wizards battle the Milwaukee Bucks in club-level seats
  • $25 Concessions credit
  • Guest tickets available

This program has sold out. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Rich DiMeglio at

Wizards logoAvoid making future common “fouls” by reviewing 30 “assists” that will improve your legal writing, be escorted courtside and “High Five” the Washington Wizard players as they come onto the court before the game, and then watch the Wizards battle the Milwaukee Bucks in your club-level seats. Your ticket comes loaded with $25 of concessions credit.  Guest tickets available.

Limited to 25 attendees! This Experience CLE program sells out every year, so reserve your seat today.

Regardless of the type of law one practices, we can all benefit from a refresher on legal writing from time to time! This “fast break” seminar, taught by two experienced legal writing professors from American University’s Washington College of Law, will offer you 30 basic “assists” to improve your basic grammar and writing strategies and make you a more confident legal writer.

Follow up the seminar by watching the Wizards battle the Milwaukee Bucks.

This Experience CLE seminar is not eligible for discounts.




5:00 p.m. Registration / Meet up at Capital One Arena 
5:30 p.m. Seminar in Conference Room at Capital One Arena
6:30 p.m. Adjourn and go down to the court to “High Five” the Washington Wizards.  Then proceed to our club-level seats
7:00 p.m. Game starts!



Professor Heather E. Ridenour, American University Washington College of Law / Washington, DC

Professor Heather Ridenour joined the full-time faculty at American University, Washington College of Law in 2008, where she teaches Legal Rhetoric, Advanced Legal Methods, and numerous classes designed to assist students in bar passage and taking exams.  Prior to joining the WCL faculty, she worked with the Academic Support Program at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now known as Texas A&M University School of Law, where she was Instructor of Academic Support and Legal Writing Specialist. Before taking that position, she had a probate and guardianship practice in Texas. From 2005 to 2007, she was the Guardianship Auditor at the Tarrant County Probate Court working under Judge Patrick Ferchill. She graduated cum laude from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2004, where she was Associate Editor and Articles Editor on the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.  Professor Ridenour is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and frequently writes and speaks nationally and internationally on legal writing, Rhetoric and Shakespeare, academic support, and advocacy.  Professor Ridenour was a member of the inaugural faculty of the annual Legal Writing Bootcamp cosponsored by the Virginia CLE®, the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers, the Virginia Bar Association Law Practice Management Division, and the Washington College of Law Legal Rhetoric Program, which will celebrate its fifth year in April 2020.

Professor David H. Spratt, American University Washington College of Law / Washington, DC

Professor David Spratt recently completed his thirteenth year as a full-time professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where he teaches Legal Rhetoric, Introduction to Advocacy, Family Law Litigation and Practice, and Contracts.  Professor Spratt currently serves as the Civil Reporter of Decisions for the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Professor Spratt received a B.A. degree in Government and Psychology from The College of William and Mary in 1991 and graduated summa cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law in 1994. In 2001, he was a founding partner of Schwartz & Spratt, PLC, a family law firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, Professor Spratt worked as an associate at the Law Office of Betty A. Thompson, Ltd., in the area of family law. Prior to joining the WCL faculty in 2006, he taught Legal Writing and Research at the George Washington University School of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing at Concord School of Law, and Legal Methods at the Washington College of Law.

Professor Spratt is a past chair of the Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section and the Northern Virginia Regional Advisory Committee and recently served on the Virginia State Bar Task Force on Legal Writing. He regularly writes a column, “Writer’s Block,” in the Virginia Bar Association News Journal. He is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, created and is a member of the faculty of the annual Virginia Legal Writing Bootcamp, and frequently speaks on legal writing, family law, and advocacy. Professor Spratt’s proudest accomplishment is his thirteen-year-old son, Brandon.

Locations, Dates and Fees


$200 regular registration. Fee includes the seminar, printed materials, game ticket in premium club-level seating area, and $25 concessions credit.

$310 regular registration plus guest ticket.  Every ticket comes loaded with $25 of concessions credit.

Depending upon availability, attendees may be able to purchase more than 1 additional guest ticket for $110 per ticket.  If interested, please contact Rich DiMeglio at

This program is not eligible for discounts.


Washington, D.C. (The Capital One Arena)
Monday, February 24 (Venue Website / Google Map)
601 F Street NW
(202) 628-3200

Note that parking is NOT provided as part of this seminar but is available at commercial lots in the vicinity. The Capital One Arena is conveniently located near the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station, which is on the Red Line, Yellow Line, and Green Line. Gallery Place/Chinatown is also only one stop from Metro Center on the Red Line, which services the Orange Line, Blue Line, and Silver Line.  For more information on parking and transportation options visit:    

Detailed information on where to meet on February 24, and how tickets will be distributed, will be sent to you in advance via e-mail.

Cancellations made after February 15, 2020, will incur a $110 cancellation fee for the cost of the ticket.  If we find a replacement purchaser, we will refund you the cancellation fee. 

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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