Advanced legal Writing solutions
Strong writing skills produce lawyering success. An attorney’s ability to inform, advise, or persuade rests on writing that satisfies the skeptical, busy reader. Law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies know that productivity and job satisfaction also correlate to those skills. But Law Schools have struggled to produce practice-ready graduates, and employers have not fared much better.
The transition from Law School to practice is challenging. The hard truth, however, is that many graduates lack critical thinking and writing skills. Faculty vary widely in teaching ability, and often rely on archaic techniques that emphasize the accumulation of rules over analytical thinking. Doctrinal courses dominate the curriculum, limiting the number of practice skills classes. It’s no surprise that employers discover that their young attorneys seldom think and write in a "lawyerly" manner.
Training professionals to think and write in a lawyerly manner consumes scarce business resources. Employers who rely on their own attorneys to train junior team members often discover that trainers lack sufficient time, interest, and teaching skills. Or they retain lecturers with little or no teaching experience who recycle off-the-shelf, disconnected writing "tips." More than ever, employers want cost-efficient solutions that create meaningful results.
The solution lies with skilled educators. Teaching expertise drives the learning process. Our vast experience instructing law students and training attorneys proves that progress is achieved by embracing a process-oriented approach to improving logic, precision, clarity, and brevity. That, combined with active learning techniques and exercises, generates professional growth.
Our most popular workshop topics include critical thinking, logic and structure, rule explanation and synthesis, strategic fact applications, stylistic conventions, the Plain English Doctrine, giving and receiving feedback, the revision process, and time management skills. We also offer one-on-one training for attorneys and support professionals. There, we diagnose individual weaknesses and implement user-friendly improvement strategies.
The simple elegance of well-written work product is a powerful tool. Consider Lawrite Consulting when exploring training opportunities. Our services are tailored to meet educational needs, budgetary constraints, and schedules. Training is conducted live or by video chat, and we are available to travel.