Legal Advocacy Workshops
Training Lawyers to Speak Human

Skills

Our workshops teach concrete writing techniques, including how to:

  • Use research time efficiently
  • Organize research before writing
  • Write in plain English by choosing strong, concrete words
  • Identify and write for a target audience
  • Win the reader’s confidence in the first paragraph
  • Start with a confident, well supported conclusion
  • Set the stage with "the story"
  • "Lead from the top" by beginning with strong points
  • Write original, creative topic sentences
  • Organize the argument or discussion tightly—very tightly
  • Write effective headings to reduce reading time
  • Make each sentence say something new
  • Argue facts, rather than vague principles of law
  • Think deeply about the case law
  • Make recommendations.