Skill Path

Legal Practice Foundations

Hit the ground running at your legal job by learning the foundations of how law firms and other legal teams work, the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system, and the legal documents that lawyers work with every day. 

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Hit the ground running. Develop a winning reputation.

Diving into your legal job is tough. Most of us don't know what to expect. How do you make the right impressions? Juggle all the new systems and processes and people? 
This path is designed to answer each of these questions with short, bite-sized lessons you can work through in no time. Review the litigation process to refresh yourself on the stages of a typical case. Pick up tips for hitting the ground running, like strategies for quickly developing relationships and leveraging your resources. 
Then explore common legal documents that you're likely to run across in your job. From internal memos to emails and everything in between, get comfortable with the tools of your trade. 




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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 skills 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. 

It's time to level up your lawyering