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Managing Other People's Writing

Reviewing other lawyer's drafts

Synopsis

Have you experienced 'the pain of documentation'? When the work produced by your team bears only a passing resemblance to what you asked for?

This course will help you to get the best from your people, with techniques for supervising lawyers that simplify the drafting process and make delegation less frustrating.

 

Outcomes

Our training will reduce the amount of time that you need to spend reviewing and amending the drafting work of lawyers in your team.

As a result of attending the course, you will:

  1. delegate and supervise written work quickly and effectively;
  2. give knowledgeable feedback that doesn't duck the issues;
  3. set clear criteria for the final approval of work; and
  4. enable your team to produce higher quality first drafts.
A lawyer managing other people's writing

Course Content

Many supervising lawyers often find it easier to draft or rewrite their team member's work themselves, rather than guide them through making revisions.

While this can appear the quickest solution, it is in fact a duplication of effort and waste of resource. On our training workshop we will show you how to:

  • Explaining your criteria
  • Providing information about the context and the reader
  • Insisting on clear objectives
  • Helping with organisation - outlines and other structural tools
  • Checking for 'flow' in paragraphs and sentences
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation for grown-ups
  • Highlighting key points effectively - persuasive writing
  • Explaining how to change the emphasis and tone
  • Reviewing, polishing and making sure they do the work
Format

  1. Workshop with in-tray exercises based on the team's work. Delegates benefit from discussions with their peers about effective techniques.
  2. Coaching for individuals

Duration

1 - 3 hours

Delegates

Lawyers, partners, managers and supervisors who want to improve the quality of writing in their teams.

Maximum 8 per course

Tutors

Peter Kinch

To discuss our managing other people's writing course, or find out more on any of our other legal writing training, please contact Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300 or email Linda@KinchRobinson.com.