This course is for lawyers, paralegals and others working in the legal profession.
Spend a day focusing on your writing skills and feel the benefit in your day-to-day work. Recognise how good writing can make a difference in your professional setting and look at the particular challenges you face in writing well. Improve your writing skills and learn how to:
- write with both clarity and style
- produce accurate, engaging content that will inspire and persuade
- Use written English effectively to connect with your client
- Communicate your points clearly and deliver successful reports, briefs and other documents.
The full day workshop will include presentation, editorial tasks, discussion, a quiz, and of course some writing time.
Clear, Convincing and Concise – writing for legal professionals
“… flabby, obscure, opaque, ungrammatical, dull, boring, redundant, disorganised, grey, dense, unimaginative, impersonal, foggy, indistinct, stilted, arcane, confused, heavy-handed, jargon- and cliché-ridden, ponderous, weaselling, overblown, pseudo-intellectual, misleading, laboured, vacuous…”
These are just some of the words used to describe legal language in Tom Goldstein’s, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Writing Well”. This one day course offers an alternative! Learn to write with both clarity and style; produce accurate, engaging content that will inspire and persuade; use written English effectively to connect with your client; communicate your points clearly and deliver successful reports, briefs and other documents.
Inhouse and public training – writing skills for legal professionals
We have also presented this course to legal teams in local government and at the Scottish Government.
We also deliver the course regularly for The Law Society of Scotland.
Delegates have said:
“Hilary was excellent and I found this session really useful. I took away many practical tips for improving my business writing and communication skills which I shall be implementing in practice. I will recommend it to work colleagues and other lawyer acquaintances.”
“I would definitely recommend this to other in-house legal teams who might be going through the process of reviewing what they do and how they deliver excellent customer service. It really highlighted for me how important our writing is.”