launching Legal Advocacy Workshops, Marie has worked individually with over one thousand lawyers, across all departments and at all
levels, and has received consistently outstanding evaluations. Marie
focuses on litigation-type editing, such as briefs, memoranda and
letters. She is the primary speaker in our group workshops and is the author of The Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing: Proven Tools and Techniques (ABA, 2011).
Marie Buckley graduated magna cum laude
from Bowdoin College, and from Boston University School of Law. At B.
U. Law, she won the school-wide Homer Albers Invitational Moot Court Competition,
including the G. Joseph Tauro Award for Outstanding OralAdvocacy (Best
Speaker) and Best Brief. Following law school, Marie spent nine years as a
litigator at a major Boston law firm and handled a wide variety of
cases, including multi-million dollar contract disputes, failed
acquisitions, pension break-aways, anti-trust defenses, toxic torts,
white-collar crime, SEC investigations and insurance fraud. She was
also appointed Special Counsel to the Board of Bar Examiners. She has
tried cases, both as first and second chair, and argued in many
courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the First
Circuit. Marie has written the briefs for several published opinions,
including Cool Light v. GTE, 24 F.3d 349 (1994), Caterino v. Barry, 8 F.3d 878 (1993), Cool Light v. GTE, 973 F.2d 31 (1992) and Caterino v. Barry, 922 F. 2d 37 (1990).
Marie writes a highly regarded and often irreverent blog called A Lawyer's Guide to Writing: Proven Tools and Techniques (ABA 2011). It's not nearly as boring as it sounds and if you subscribe, you'll receive weekly (or not-so-weekly) tips to improve all your writing.