Marilyn’s writing skills programs for paralegals and legal assistants are practical and interactive. Real-life examples, some taken directly from office work product, help participants learn practical solutions for common writing issues.
These training programs are not lectures. Participants review exercises throughout the program, both in small groups and individually. They learn how to revise and tighten the work of others so that they can do a better job on their own work.
The length and content of these programs can be customized, based on your needs.
Also available for your paralegals and legal assistants: Before Hitting Send: Tips for More Effective Email.
Another possibility: Include your paralegals and legal assistants in a writing skills program scheduled for your lawyers.
A typical paralegal writing skills program covers the following topics:
- Planning Your Writing: Focusing on Reader and Purpose
- Typical Grammatical and Usage Errors
- Editing for Best Results
- Editing for Coherence
- Editing for Clarity
- Editing for Conciseness
- Choosing the Right Words
- Effective Emails
Each participant receives Marilyn’s LawWriting handbook and an Editing/Email Checklist—resources to refer to after the program is over.
See where Marilyn has conducted paralegal and legal assistant programs.
Very good presentation. Speaker kept us engaged and covered large range of topics.
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder
The presentation offered a variety of lecture, group and individual exercises that made it very interesting. I found it especially useful that you used examples of writing from our firm.
Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Wood
Marilyn is knowledgeable and a good teacher. She gave a wonderful presentation. It was enjoyable and fun. Thank you!
Gloria Asport, Decision Writer
Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
My team and I . . . have frequently referenced your teachings in our meetings and interactions since the session; your practical tips stuck with us. I’ve seen immediate improvement in my team’s email and other communications. I would recommend your course to any in-house legal department or law firm. . . . You make the topic enjoyable with your engaging style and examples culled from our writing.
TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Jenner & Block LLP