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Legal Writing Mechanics 

Master the nuts and bolts of effective writing—from basic grammar and punctuation to essential writing style techniques. At the end of this skill path, you will be able to write clearer and more persuasive prose.

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Master essential writing mechanics and grammar

Many of us never learned (or have forgotten) the core grammar, punctuation, and sentence mechanics necessary for clear and correct writing. This skill path, designed specifically for legal writers, is here to help.

Grammar foundations

Freshen up on the nuts and bolts of English grammar, like clauses, phrases, prepositions, and more.

Punctuation marks

Understand how to use common punctuation marks like commas, semicolons, and em dashes.

Writing style foundations

Just because your writing is technically “correct” doesn't mean it's easy to read. Learn some basic writing style techniques, like the active voice, to pump your prose's style and readability.




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We are on a mission to make legal skills training effective, easy to use, and engaging.’s core goal is to help attorneys see real results in their skills training. We spent years studying and compiling science-backed and effective legal writing, practice, and technology skills used by the world's best lawyers. Then we built workshops and interactive courses using the latest educational science so that lawyers can learn new skills step-by-step. 
Our training is headed by Professor Joe Regalia and our legal skills team. Professor Regalia graduated first in his class at the University of Michigan Law School, clerked for federal trial and appellate courts, practiced at AmLaw 100 firms, and is a member of the faculty at the William S. Boyd School of Law—the number one ranked law school for legal writing skills and research. Joe regularly leads training for leading firms and organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Justice, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. 
Our workshops and self-paced training are interactive, engaging, and drive real results. Our platform offers the largest library of legal skills25 training in the world. And our hybrid model of live and on-demand learning can replace or supplement just about every aspect of your training program. 

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