SKILL PATH

Transactional Drafting with Ross Guberman

Develop foundational drafting skills at any experience level. Solve day-to-day drafting problems and avoid common errors and ambiguities. And have fun doing it with short, bite-sized videos and interactive practice.
Type

Skill
path

Skill level

All skill
levels

Lessons

50+
lessons

Format

Online and self-paced

Duration

2 to 3
months

Certificate of completion

Get your certificate!

Transactional drafting made easy.

Fill your transactional toolbox with techniques straight from the legal writing pro, Ross Guberman. Ross is the authority on drafting skills. He's led drafting workshops for the most elite firms and legal teams in the world. Now you can get that same training from the comfort of your home. 

Master the nuts and bolts

Just starting out on your transactional journey? Explore simulated contracts and learn all the building blocks for excellent drafting.

Drafting for the 21st Century

Learn how to cut clutter, create user-friendly agreements, and ensure that your drafting reflects clients' real-world needs. 

Develop drafting expertise

Develop your strategies and tactics for common drafting challenges like boilerplate and key terms.

Lessons

Downloadables

Practices

Videos

Skill Path Contents

Learn dozens of transactional skills 

Learn to draft clearly and precisely with step-by-step instruction from renowned legal training and author of Point Taken, Ross Guberman

Drafting foundations

Learn about the lifecycle of an agreement, transactional research skills, and high-level drafting strategy

Contract building blocks

Explore simulated agreements and learn about each of the key contract ingredients. 

Drafting principles

Pick up a plethora of drafting style tools that will avoid ambiguity and improve readability. 

Hone your usage

Practice your writing usage skills to avoid common pitfalls that most practitioners fall into. 

Develop advanced skills

Explore tactics for common challenges like expressions of time, material terms, provisos, formulas, and much more. 

Drafting simulations

Take your drafting skills to the next level with simulations based on real contract disputes. 

Ross's happy clients

What people are saying

I very much enjoyed the course. It was refreshing, funny, entertaining, and most importantly jammed packed with helpful tips/advice. As a litigation associate, I will definitely apply what I learned here to my future motions/briefs and emails!
– Attorney
I really appreciated that the instruction was practical, non- “James Joyce,” everyone-can-do-it. It was a brass tacks approach I could apply right away for immediate results and continue to practice over time to truly become a better advocate.
– Attorney
All too often we become so attached to our personal writing eccentricities that we forget to be critical and honest about our drafting flaws. The course allows us to tackle our eccentricities, abandon the weaknesses, and become better writers.
– Summer Associate

About Ross

Kick your writing up a notch with Ross Guberman, author of Point Made, the creator of BriefCatch, and the trainer of new federal judges.
Ross Guberman is the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC and the founder of BriefCatch LLC. From Alaska and Hawaii to Paris and Hong Kong, Ross has conducted thousands of workshops on three continents for prominent law firms, judges, agencies, corporations, and associations. His workshops are among the highest rated in the world of professional legal education.
Ross’s Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates is an Amazon bestseller that reviewers have praised as a “tour de force” and “a must for the library of veteran litigators.” Ross also wrote Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges, which Court Review called “the best book . . . by far . . . about judicial writing.” He coauthored Deal Struck: The World’s Best Drafting Tips with Gary Karl and created the online contracts editor ContractCatch.
Ross’s newest product, BriefCatch, is a first-of-its-kind editing add-in. Its devoted users include lawyers, firms, judges, and courts around the world. BriefCatch was named one of TechnoLawyer’s Top 10 Legal Tech Products of the year.

It's time to level up your lawyering