Punctuation for Lawyers

Punctuation in Legal Documents


Lawyers are all great at grammar and punctuation, right?

Well, no they're not.

If you sometimes need to remind yourself of the difference between a colon and a semicolon, or you mix up 'it's' and 'its', take heart. You're not alone and our e-learning course is the ideal self paced training solution.


This course will give you a handy refresher on the fundamentals, together with plenty of opportunities to test yourself and make sure you're getting it right.

If you're in two minds whether a refresher is needed, try our quick quiz and see if your punctuation is tip top.

Topics covered include:

  • Apostrophes
  • Capital letters
  • Commas
  • Colons and semicolons
  • Quotation marks
  • Hyphens, dashes and brackets
  • Punctuating lists

You can work through the modules of the course at your own pace. Pausing at any time. The next time you log-in you will be prompted to restart the course at the place you left off.

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Course Content

Attendees start by first taking a simple multiple choice punctuation quiz where they will be asked to select the correctly phrased sentence from various possibilities. This provides a base line for your general understanding and many of the common mistakes people make.

Our e-learning will then explain the rules and conventions regarding colons, semicolons, quotation marks, commas and capitalisation, focusing on the punctuation principles that govern written English in a legal document scenario.

As a result of taking this course you will be able to:

  • understand the various punctuation marks
  • where punctuation should and shouldn't be used
  • punctuate accurately in legal documents
  • review and correct your own work



1.5 hours


Ideal for anyone working within a law firm who is looking to improve their punctuation skills. From senior lawyers to support staff, this course will improve everyone's punctuation.

If you want to buy multiple subscriptions to cover your whole team, please contact Kath Kinch.

Format Options

We also can provide our alternative Glorious Grammar and Precise Punctuation course as an onsite or live remote training session.


To discuss our Punctuation Training for Lawyers and how our e-learning can help your team, contact Linda Moran on:

Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com