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Five Techniques Used by Top Legal Writers

In this 6-week course, Prof. Joe Regalia and our Write.law team cover the five techniques used by the nation's best legal writers—from persuasion science to writing style and storytelling. 

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  • 1000+ on-demand writing, tech, and practice lessons

  • 30+ writing, tech, and practice simulations

  • 300+ hours of interactive training

  • 25+ e-books keyed to lessons 

  • Up to 6 virtual workshops yearly from top trainers

  • Dozens of cheat sheets, guides, and checklists

  • Deep-dive courses on legal writing and tech

  • Risk free 7-day trial

Why take this course?

Becoming a better legal writer is tough. There’s so much advice out there, and it’s never clear what really works. On top of that, you’re busy. So trying to find the best writing techniques—and the time to learn them—can feel overwhelming.

But fear not. At Write.law, we spend our time hunting down the best writing techniques used by the best lawyers in the world. And we've distilled the five most powerful techniques into this course.

Here's what you'll learn in this course: persuasion science that will equip you to sell your legal writing to anyone; techniques to organize and structure your writing in new, compelling ways; how to use words and sentences like the best writers in the world; storytelling techniques to capture audiences; ways to incorporate visuals into your writing; and several top editing techniques the best lawyers rely on to hone their prose.

Course Overview

welcome
Meet your instructor, Prof. Joe Regalia, and see everything you'll learn in the 6-week Five Techniques Used by Top Lawyers course.
getting started
Make sure you get the most out of this course. Take a quick orientation on our Write.law platform, preview your course e-book, and reflect on key concepts before diving in.
course resource center
The Course Resource Center has all the cheat sheets, guides, and other downloadables from the course.
week 1: persuasion science
Learn how persuasion science and other cognitive science tools can boost your legal writing. 
week 2: building documents to win
The best arguments and stories are worthless if your audience can't see the bigger picture. These lessons will teach you to organize your ideas so they flow logically.
week 3: storytelling
Every great lawyer is a great storyteller. These lessons will teach you the top techniques to weave stories into your advocacy, both in how you narrate the facts and the law.
week 4: words and sentences that sell
Your words and sentences can transform how your audience sees both you and your points. These lessons will teach you to find the right words to connect with any reader.
week 5: leveraging visuals
Legal writing doesn't just have to be about the writing. Visuals can convey information easier and more persuasively, at least in the right situations. These lessons will show you simple ways to leverage the power of visuals. 
bonus week 6: editing like a pro
Every great writer knows the power of editing. It's where you chisel away the stone to reveal the gems within. These lessons will give you several tools to take your editing to the next level.
course wrap-up
Review the big picture takeaways from the course, adopt some final approaches for continuing to hone your skills, and practice all that you've learned.

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What people are saying

Write.law is an outstanding platform. It is accessible, resource-rich, affordable, and—dare I say it—fun. I use it to compliment my development legal writing courses—and to improve my own writing skills. Write.law's videos, checklists, and cheat sheets are invaluable.
Attorney, Coach & Instructor, Relaunching Attorney Platform
Write.law is a game changer for training lawyers and law students alike. The breadth and depth of the skills you can improve—from legal tech to legal writing—are impressive, as are its seamless platform and interactive lessons. I highly recommend Write.law for everyone.
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Meet your instructor

Joe Regalia

Joe is a law professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law UNLV, which has the #1 ranked legal writing program in the country. Joe has trained judges, attorneys, and law students all over the world. As an attorney, Joe practiced at three AmLaw 100 firms, where he was the principal author of dozens of bet-the-company briefs and motions in both state and federal courts. He also clerked for the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

What's included?

6 weeks
On-demand legal writing and analysis training for attorneys and legal professionals
142 Lessons
Covering legal writing techniques used by top attorneys
7 e-books on legal writing
Review and internalize hundreds of writing techniques and skills
13 quizzes and reviews
Solidify new concepts and revisit what you've already learned 
21 Simulations
Dive deep into specific writing skills and develop mastery
24 guides and checklists
For easy, on-the-go access to writing tips and tricks
73 interactive videos
Learn new skills and incorporate them into your legal writing
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$599/year

Unlock unlimited access to all skills, courses, and workshops.
Ideal for becoming and staying a top-notch attorney.
  • 500+ on-demand writing, tech, and practice lessons

  • 30+ writing, tech, and practice simulations

  • 150+ hours of interactive training

  • 25+ e-books keyed to lessons 

  • Up to 6 virtual workshops yearly from top trainers

  • Dozens of cheat sheets, guides, and checklists

  • Deep-dive courses on legal writing and tech

  • Risk free 7-day trial

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