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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marilyn is conducting all training and coaching remotely.
During COVID, all training conducted remotely.
Marilyn Bush LeLeiko
Training | Coaching

Meet Marilyn

Marilyn LeLeikoMarilyn Bush LeLeiko works with lawyers and other professionals to help them improve their writing skills. She also conducts sessions on writing more effective emails. Marilyn presents on-site and virtual programs.

Her clients see results—and so Marilyn returns regularly to many clients to work with new groups of participants.

See what clients and participants say about Marilyn’s programs: What people say.

Marilyn’s engaging style and over 30 years of experience—and her practical strategies to improve communication—have made her one of the most sought-after experts in her field. Marilyn‘s interactive teaching style encourages participants to re-think old habits and focus on readers’ needs. Her real-life exercises and entertaining content-packed presentations drive home her message.

Marilyn has worked with lawyers from more than 250 law firms, corporate legal departments, and government offices. She also presents programs for CLE organizations.

Marilyn works with lawyers, summer associates, paralegals, legal assistants, managers, and staff. See some of Marilyn’s law firm clients.

At IP firms, Marilyn works with IP lawyers, patent agents, and tech specialists. See some of Marilyn’s IP clients.

Marilyn’s work with government clients varies depending on the group:

  • legal writing workshops for lawyers
  • business writing workshops for analysts, economists, accountants, auditors, and other professionals
  • effective email programs

See some of Marilyn’s government clients and corporate clients.

Marilyn is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where she was Articles Editor of the Law Review. After law school she clerked for a federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York and worked in the litigation department of a major New York law firm.

Marilyn is a member of the National Speakers Association. She has earned the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation—the highest earned level of recognition that a professional speaker can achieve. Currently, fewer than 17% of the 5000+ worldwide members of the National Speakers Association have earned this prestigious designation. A CSP is a speaking professional with proven experience who knows how to deliver client satisfaction.

Marilyn is based in New York City and enjoys traveling to meet her clients around the United States.

Marilyn Bush LeLeiko is a real pro when it comes to teaching lawyers and paralegals how to write well. She approaches this often daunting task with energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Marilyn has the experience and “teaching smarts” to tailor her presentation, with great results, to any sort of audience, whether it be a law firm, a corporate legal department or a regulatory agency.

Steve J. Katz, Second VP/Associate General Counsel
Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group

Marilyn’s presentation is not pretentious and is very easy to understand. Too often writing seminars are led by arrogant grammar snobs. I enjoyed every minute and look forward to putting Marilyn’s tips into practice.

Tim Horton, Partner
Ungaretti & Harris (now Nixon Peabody International LLP)

You make the topic enjoyable with your engaging style and examples culled from our writing.

Amanda Helm Wright, Senior Counsel–Litigation and Legal Process
TD Ameritrade, Inc.

Marilyn is organized, responsive, well-spoken, and a highly effective teacher. She uses images, examples, and writing samples to explain concepts and her energized approach draws in course participants. Overall, it is a pleasure to work with Marilyn.

Benjamin Franklin, Professional Development Manager
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Your presentation style makes it easier to appreciate the material and avoid resistance/defensiveness.

Jean Everett, Partner
Hiscock & Barclay (now Barclay Damon LLP)
Humor infused with learning. An openness to others’ ideas. Valuable time spent.

Karen Borofsky, Director of Administrative Services
Lando & Anastasi, LLP