Five Steps to Standout Writing with Ross Guberman

This Master Class offers a systematic approach to drafting analytical and persuasive legal documents, from planning to the final proof. Each of the five steps targets one core legal-writing skill. 

Participants will learn new techniques for structure, marshaling authorities, conciseness, and flow. They will also apply the Five-Step techniques to excerpts from recent high-profile legal documents on timely issues. 

Master class

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All attorneys




Group or self-study


Cheat sheets

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Many attorneys could make legal writing easier than they do. In this Master Class, the first he has offered on-demand, Ross will share his decades of experience helping attorneys and judges write faster and more effectively. He will show participants his proven methods for drafting superior analytical documents. 
We’ve divided this Master Class into bite-sized segments tied to Ross’s steps. Each segment begins with a video session led by Ross himself. Virtual breakout sessions then allow attorneys to practice each step of the method.
Throughout the Master Class, attorneys will hone their writing skills by working on real documents. After the class, attorneys can follow up with self-paced training that will keep sharpening their skills.





Five steps to superior legal writing

Master your writing process with expert training led by Ross Guberman.
Step 1

Controlled brainstorming

Jumpstart your research by thinking through the issues before you get lost in the details. 
Step 2

Big-picture points

Transform your initial research into no more than four well-ordered and reader-oriented points.
Step 3

Proving your points

Buttress your main points with the right type, number, and order of authorities and the right degree of detail for each. 
Step 4

Editing for better style

Streamline and shorten your sentences while adding polish and punch. 
Step 5

Flow and readability

Use effective transitions and other techniques to help your document cohere and make it easier to navigate. 

Master Class Curriculum


Flexible Pricing for Organizations

Take your firm's legal writing to the next level with online master classes from Ross. Expert instruction, interactive practice, and training results like you've never seen before—our master classes are the perfect solution for your next workshop.

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Five Steps to Standout Writing

What's Included

  • Group and self-study versions
  • Optional jeopardy quiz game
  • Video instruction from Ross
  • Simple group onboarding 
  • Post-class interactive practice
  • Bulk invoicing
  • Post-class group activities
  • Access for three months
  • Cheat sheets and guides
  • Multi-year agreements available
Starting at $750
Per seat per Master Class
Access for 3 months
$12,000 for 100 users
+$1,000 per 100 users
$15,000 max for 300+ users
Per Master Class
Let facilitate your group master class experience from start to finish. will run the master class, field questions from participants, and offer additional writing tips.

Ross's delighted clients

What people have said about this workshop

By far the most comprehensive and useful training provided by [the firm].
– Attorney
This is the best legal writing workshop that I have attended (and I have attended quite a few).
– Attorney
This is the second time in six months that I’ve taken this course, and I still came away reinforcing tips I had learned in the last session and picking up some new tips. Highly recommended.
– Attorney

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.

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