Starting Smart with Legal Writing

Judges frequently cite introductions and argument summaries as the most helpful part of any brief or motion. This workshop will offer simple, concrete tools for crafting introductions and summaries that capture the key points of your document persuasively and concisely.

Micro workshop

Skill Level

All skill




Recorded webinar




On demand

Boost your writing in just   45 minutes

In this Write.law Live Micro Workshop, you'll have the chance to practice some powerful skills, explore new techniques, and ask our experts questions about your own practice. 

Smart starts

Excellent legal writers (and persuasion experts generally) know that how you start is everything. Priming and framing has the power to transform how your points are received.


Distilling your document's elevator pitch into an effective and efficient introduction will help readers instantly understand your points. And that means they are more likely to be persuaded. 

Other beginnings

It's not just introductions, though: Pick up simple tools for crafting other beginnings, like headings and the starts of sections throughout your document. Each has the power to persuade. 

Workshop Contents

How it works

Our micro workshops are interactive sessions where you can practice your writing, tech, or practice skills directly with our training experts. Pick up new techniques. Hone your skills with live exercises. And have our training team weigh in on your pressing skills questions. 
Step 1

Learn It

Our training starts by teaching you several skills tailored to the workshop's topic.
Step 2

Try It Out

Practice each technique, live, with our training team as we work through exercises together. 
Step 3

Ask Questions

Bring your writing, tech, or practice questions and our trainers will weigh in at the end of the session.
Step 4


Keep honing your new techniques with follow up practice tailored to what you learned.

About Write.law

We are on a mission to make legal skills training effective, easy to use, and engaging.
Write.law’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. 

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