Legal Writing Workshops
Write.law’s virtual or in-person writing workshops deliver first-class training trusted by the world’s top legal teams—from AmLaw 100 firms to the Department of Justice.
Provide virtual or in-person training that fits your team’s real-time needs.
Empower your team with techniques used by the nation’s top legal advocates.
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Practical writing advice you can use right away
Every Write.law workshop focuses on concrete techniques you can start using right away in your writing. Learn the technique. See real-world examples. Then practice it with your trainer.
FROM WRITING Style I Workshop
Use labels to help readers remember important information, including statutory provisions, key legal principles, factual concepts, important documents, and even entire arguments.
Figure out when labels can help readers.
Choose your labels with thought and care.
Make sure your labels are consistent.
Repeating a statute’s numbers is horrible for fluency. Consider giving statutes a short name to refer to, especially if you use a specific provision a lot in a document.
“Section 2 of Article 324 applies in this case, too.”
“The land-use provision applies in this case, too.”
A Legal Principle or Concept
When you have a key legal concept, explain it first, then use the label to instantly remind readers of this concept later. All the great legal writers use this tool (especially Justice Kagan):
“The court should apply the jurisdiction-first approach to all claims brought under this statute.”
Complicated Factual Concepts
Consider labeling complicated or abstract factual concepts so that they are easy to understand and memorable for readers.
“Hoffman’s Climbing manufactures its cams by melting down iron and layering it with steel in a proprietary process that combines the molecules in a unique way to make the finished product extremely durable. This metal-layering process is what Hoffman’s is suing the defendant for stealing.”
Let’s see how the naming day technique comes together in an example from a real brief.
See It in Action
This “market-creation” theory of jurisdiction applies with special force in the pharmaceutical context, where companies often develop the demand for a new product; spend millions convincing the public it is safe; and conceal side effects (like cancer) that take decades to be linked back to their drug. GSK did all that here.
- Jonathan Hilton, Hilton Parker, LLC (Appellate Brief)
Ready to level up your team’s legal writing?
Learn the technique
Learn concrete writing techniques and the steps to implement them in your own writing.
See real-world examples
Explore techniques with real-world examples penned by top advocates and judges.
Practice with your trainer
Put what you’ve learned into practice by rewriting sentences and paragraphs using new writing techniques.
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that deliver real results
Write.law workshops are led by legal writing expert and Write.law co-founder, Joe Regalia. No more boring talking heads. Your team will write, interact, and explore their new skills together. Plus each workshop comes with its own self-paced companion course.
Follow along and revisit later
Companion workbooks feature pre-workshop homework, as well as a breakdown of all the writing techniques covered in the workshop. Participants can download and save workbooks to revisit later.
Engaging and interactive presentations
Write.law workshops feature engaging and interactive presentations from Write.law co-founder and trainer, Joe Regalia. Each presentation covers concrete techniques for improving your writing, real-world examples from top advocates, and practice to cement what you’ve learned.
Companion courses for additional practice
Write.law Workshops comes with self-paced companion courses hosted on Write.law’s online training platform. Participants can learn and practice new writing skills before and after workshop day.
VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON TRAINING
Virtual or in-person training
Virtual and in-person workshops both have a lot to offer. Go virtual to let your team learn from anywhere—all from the convenience of their office or home. In-person workshops are great for team building or all-day programs.
Onboarding your team is a breeze
We make it easy to schedule and show up for workshop day. Use our automated workshop scheduler to book your dates in under five minutes. The Write.law team will send onboarding instructions, workbooks, and everything you need before workshop day.
Explore the workshops
Level Up Your Writing
90 minutes • All lawyers
Pulling from nation’s most elite lawyers, judges, and advocates, this workshop covers proven techniques to elevate your legal writing—from sentence-level style to word choice and choosing effective transitions.
Writing for Summers
90 minutes • Summer associates
This workshop teaches summers the writing skills every aspiring lawyer needs to succeed—from the basics of clear and precise writing to research and analysis to making writing useful for senior attorneys and clients.
Writing Like the Greats
90 minutes • Senior attorneys
Specifically tailored for senior attorneys, this workshop explores the writing strategies used by the top legal writers in the world. From Supreme Court justices to top advocates, we’ll break down how the greats approach their writing.