Effective Coaching of Legal Writing

This program is intended for lawyers who review the legal writing of roster or staff attorneys to ensure high quality legal representation for indigent criminal defense clients. It will address a process for reviewing appellate briefs or other legal documents for:

  1. Substantive content, such as issue selection, accurate and thorough legal analysis, and persuasive legal arguments; and
  2. Stylistic aspects of writing that contribute to the persuasiveness of a legal document, such as clear language, logical and persuasive organization, the use of graphics or images, and proper grammar and syntax.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to more effectively review and coach legal writing and better facilitate higher quality legal representation for clients.

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

John Patrick Sherman

Program Manager, Courts Group
919.962.0716
Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government; Director, Public Defense Education