Attorney Training

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 busy, skeptical reader. Law firms, corporate counsel, and government agencies know that productivity and job satisfaction 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. Too many graduates lack critical thinking and writing skills. Law professors vary widely in teaching ability, and often rely on outdated techniques that emphasize the accumulation of rules over analytical thinking. Doctrinal courses also 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, or teaching skills. Or they retain lecturers with little actual 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 empowers us to focus on core writing principles and promote self-regulating learning behaviors. Our 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 assessments, generates professional growth.

            Our most popular workshop topics include critical thinking, logic and structure, rule explanation and synthesis, strategic fact applications, stylistic conventions (including 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. Please 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. Call today for a free consultation.