Writing Clinics and Individual Sessions
Nothing makes junior associates more anxious than submitting a major written
assignment. Their anxiety only grows when the assignment comes back to them
covered in red ink—or “blood,” as many of them see it.
All too often, the editorial back-and-forth makes associates bitter and
defensive. Partners, too, get frustrated. They spot an associate’s writing
problems right away, but they lack the time or the tools to sit down and teach
effective, long-term solutions. Associates rarely address their most troubling
writing questions to their supervisors. The cycle continues, and opportunities
are lost. That’s why even midlevel associates often struggle with writing
problems for years—as you know if you’ve read their evaluations.
Break the Cycle
My Break the Cycle clinic or a one-on-one session can be a breakthrough for
associates, who then get the chance to tackle their writing difficulties in a neutral
zone away from firm politics and pressures. I can work with your associates to
solve persistent writing problems, helping them avoid “red ink” the next time
and beyond—an improvement that will benefit both your firm and your clients.
Save Time and Money
Ask your firm’s partners how many hours they spend each year correcting the
same writing and structural errors over and over. An intensive, one-on-one
writing clinic can improve morale and save your firm real time and money.