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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SAMPLE WORKSHOP

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

Naming Day

Use labels to help readers remember important information, including statutory provisions, key legal principles, factual concepts, important documents, and even entire arguments. 
STEP 1
Figure out when labels can help readers.
STEP 2
Choose your labels with thought and care.
STEP 3
Make sure your labels are consistent.

USING LABELS

Statutory Provisions

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.”

USING LABELS

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.”

USING LABELS

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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WORKSHOPS

Writing workshops
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 on self-paced companion course.
Presentation
Workbook
Companion Course
Virtual or In-Person
Onboarding
WORKBOOK

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. 
PRESENTATION

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 COURSE

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

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.

BENEFITS

Improve writing, increase retention, and reduce billing write-offs

Investing in your team’s legal writing will pay dividends for years to come. From better work product, to faster turnaround times, and happier clients—you’ll see long-term results from Write.law’s workshops.

   See long-term ROI

Invest in your team and see long-term ROI from improved writing. Better drafts + faster turnaround = happier clients.

   Retain top talent

Retain top talent by providing training attorneys use and actually enjoy.

   Provide training to remote teams

Use virtual workshops to provide consistent, quality training to teams spread across the continent or globe. 

  Reduce time reviewing work product 

Reduce the time senior attorneys spend reviewing and fixing younger attorneys' work product. That means less write-offs, too.
“Write.law is a game changer for lawyers and law students alike. I highly recommend it for everyone.”

Ross Guberman

Founder, Legal Writing Pro & BriefCatch
“Write.law's training fundamentally changed my writing. My first drafts got better. My editing became more effective. And my final drafts became much more like the writers I admire.”

Alex Velto

Associate Attorney at Hutchison & Steffen LLP
“The training taught me valuable lessons I will carry with me throughout my legal career. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I am incredibly happy to have participated.”

A Law Student

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Write.law workshops are for all legal teams. Whether you’re an AmLaw 100 firm, a small family law shop, or a government agency—we’ve got you covered.

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About Joe Regalia

Joe is a law professor, trainer, and attorney with a passion for legal writing, persuasion science, and technology.
Joe is a law professor, trainer, and attorney with a passion for legal writing, persuasion science, and technology. He combines his experience as both practitioner and professor to create exciting new ways to teach legal skills. Before co-founding Write.law, Joe graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, clerked for the Ninth Circuit, and worked as an associate at top AmLaw 100 firms.
Joe heads up Write.law's legal skills training team. He is also 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. 

About Write.law

We are on a mission to make legal skills training effective, easy to use, and engaging.
The legal industry is undergoing a tectonic shift. Technology, new business models, and evolving client needs are reshaping what it means to practice law. And that means the skills attorneys need to thrive are changing, too. 
Write.law’s core goal is to help attorneys see real results in their legal writing and other practice skill. We spent years studying and compiling science-backed and effective legal writing techniques used by the world’s best lawyers. Then we built courses and workshops using the latest educational science so that lawyers can become better legal writers step-by-step.

FAQs

How else can we help?

How long are Write.law workshops?
Most virtual workshops come in 90-minute or 3-hour versions. (Some are only available in the 90-minute version.) In-person workshops are two or three hours. We also happy do multi-day trainings upon request.
How does pricing work?
We charge a flat price for each workshop and discounts for purchasing multiple workshops or bundling with other Write.law products. You can always contact our team for pricing information.
Are your workshops only for law firms?
No! We designed our workshops for all legal writers. We regularly do workshops for law schools, government agencies, in-house counsel, and even non-attorneys who need to navigate legal writing frequently.
What is the workshop companion course?
Here at Write.law we design and create interactive videos and lessons for our online training platform. Each workshop comes with access to a related online course so that participants can dive even deeper into what they learn on workshop day.
How long do we get access to the companion course?
Your team will have access to companion courses for three months after the workshop. 
Which workshop should we choose?
If you’re not sure which workshop to choose, don't worry! We're happy to discuss your needs and help you build a training that makes the most sense for you.
What is Write.law’s favorite workshop?
Hard to say, but probably Writing to Win. 

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