Best Legal Writing Training
For Law Firms, Non-Profits
& Governmental Agencies
The course is optimized by applying real-world examples to the governing law.
Developed for the Modern Legal Practice
The course is developed to maximize your associate’s progress with legal writing skills in a minimum amount of time.
Our founder designs the courses based upon 30+ years as a litigator and professor.
Our Simple Process
Legal Writing Training for Your Organization
We Set The Standard For Legal Writing Courses
Benefits To Your Organization
It is not just about training. It is about improving your practitioner’s effectiveness and competence in the workplace.
“I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one.”
The practitioner becomes a much more efficient and clear writer.
Confidence in the workplace leads to a better work product.
Analyze and write like a pro anytime and all the time.
Transform Your Practitioners’ Writing Skills Today
About The Instructor
Professor Beverley R. Meyers
Professor Meyers has over 30 years of experience practicing law and teaching students and professionals legal writing skills they need to excel in law school as well as in their careers.
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Contact us to discuss a training program that might be right for your organization.
What Clients Say
What Students Have Said
Bar Exam Success
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
Some Of The Most Frequently-Asked Questions
“Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I remember,
Involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Yes! We will design a training that meets the specific needs of your organization.
- For instance, we are not simply offering legal writing training to law firms, but instead our training will be customized to a law firm’s insurance defense needs.
- For example, we will not just develop legal writing training on regulatory compliance, but instead will develop training on privacy in health care.
Our founder, Professor Beverley R. Meyers (Professor Meyers or Founder) will work directly with your training coordinator to develop or scope the training that works best for you.
- It could be an all-electronic course.
- The training could be a one-day session consisting of two three-hour blocks.
- Participants “break out” in groups to work on documents necessary for your work, which Bev then edits with the group.
- For instance, the training for insurance defense attorneys will include letters to client insurance companies on possible liability and defenses and motions.
- In another example, for firms handling trademark cases, Professor Meyers will work with your designee on Office Action responses and motions.
- For example, in Regulatory Compliance, Bev can work with you to draft policies and procedures, letters to regulators, and compliance reports relative to your specific subject matter area (e.g., crypto currency, privacy in health care, bank regulation).
- Bev has filed over 1,000 motions in court while serving as a litigator at the California Office of the Attorney General for almost 30 years.
- Bev has had about 30 years of experience in running the law student program at the California Office of the Attorney General, training hundreds of law students, who became lawyers.
- Professor Meyers has had over 30 years of experience in teaching law courses.
- These courses have included Legal Writing and Advanced Legal Writing.
- In 2021, the John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University awarded Bev the Delphi Award for Academic Excellence.
- Bev has worked with over 100 students in LWL since its 2020 inception.
- Professor Meyers lectured on “Effective Legal Writing for the Attorney Practitioner” in 2021 on behalf of the National Association of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE). NACLE offered her lecture for continuing legal education credit nationally.
- Bev and your training coordinator will determine a reasonable cost of the training depending on its scope.
- Because Professor Meyers has taught and practiced for over 30 years, she has already developed much legal writing content that will be included in the training.
Having been a teacher for over 30 years, Professor Meyers enjoys using topical cases.
- In 2022, Bev lectured on the George Floyd case, explaining the murder and manslaughter charges, on behalf of NACLE. NACLE offered the lecture for continuing legal education credit nationally.
- With insurance defense practitioners, for instance, Bev can teach from the pleadings filed in the wrongful death case involving actor/producer Alec Baldwin’s shooting a cinematographer on the movie set of Rust.
- In another example, Professor Meyers can teach about writing responses to Office Actions in trademark cases using the Kardashian brand.
- We know that every hour that your practitioner is in a training session is an hour that he/she/they is/are not billing.
- For this reason, we realize that you wish quick and tangible results that we can deliver.
- Our recommended format is one day of training (with two three-hour sessions) where Professor Meyers joins you either in person or on Zoom.
- Depending on your organizational needs, Bev might address:
- Grammar for professionals (e.g., eliminating passive voice and unclear pronouns)
- Proper citation
- The Power-Packed Paragraph™ (i.e., a paragraph on a specific legal issue or element using the legal analytical framework of IRAC/CRAC [Issue, Rule, Analysis & Conclusion/Conclusion, Rule, Analysis & Conclusion].)
- Break-out groups drafting two to three documents specific to your organization (i.e., letter to client regarding liability, motions, policies and procedures, responses to office actions, etc.).
- Group editing with Professor Meyers of these documents.
- Drafting effective business emails.
Professor Meyers focuses upon the following:
- Strong and clear introductions (because it is so easy to lose the non-attentive reader).
- Developing the body of the document thoroughly, yet succinctly.
- Writing in plain English.
- Drafting the Power-Packed Paragraph™ per issue.
- Understanding the heart of the document (i.e., recognizing the tension between the various parties’ positions and drafting your document accordingly).
- Writing concisely in is as short of a document as possible
- Short does not mean drafting incomplete work.
- It means the opposite—making the position taken clear and persuasive.
- Understanding the value of editing and making it part of the process for writing every legal document.
Yes, LWL has had excellent results, which include:
- Students who have failed the Bar Exam multiple times, then took LWL and passed.
- New lawyers feeling ready to practice, having had a legal writing mentor. One new lawyer called LWL her savior.
- Students preparing for law school have gained legal writing and advanced grammatical skills before law school resulting in confidence upon walking through the law school doors.