Speed Reading for Lawyers

Speed Reading for Lawyers

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Virtual classes –
tailored for your staff


At your office –
tailored for your staff

“It's easy to see how speed reading could make my life easier, but going faster will mean losing out on detail, won't it?" Well, no, actually.

Speed Reading for Lawyers is designed to help you increase your reading speed and improve your comprehension, retention and recall.
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Course Content

This course pays attention to both speed and comprehension, and helps you to develop a range of techniques so that you can read faster and more effectively.

Our Speed Reading course covers of a range of techniques to help you rapidly absorb text and the important content. Being a lawyer and having to focus on the detail doesn’t have to slow you down.


Our course is ideal for you if you regularly need to read and comprehend lengthy documents – or you just find that reading day-to-day correspondence takes too long.

This course covers:

  • Measuring your reading speed
    Speed and comprehension assessment
  • What happens when I read?
    Eye movements, silent voices, regression and concentration
  • Better comprehension
    Analysing structure – how has the writer organised the text?
  • Attentive reading skills
    Getting the most from dull or complex material
  • Increasing speed
    Pacing, skimming, summarising, retaining and remembering.
  • Strategies for reducing risk
    Flexibility – using the right techniques at the right times
  • Re-measuring your reading speed
    Final speed and comprehension assessment


As a result of attending our Speed Reading for Lawyers course, you will:

  • build your range of reading skills
  • learn how to choose reading techniques appropriate to the text
  • be encouraged to practise to embed new skills
  • learn how to increase your reading speed and maintain or improve your comprehension


Workshop using practical exercises and a range of written materials.

This session is delivered live online. It is interactive (not a webinar) and includes polls, Q&A and breakout rooms.


Anyone working in a law firm who wants to increase their reading speed and comprehension.

It is particulary suitable for apprentices, paralegals, trainees and junior lawyers.

Speed Reading Live Online Course

3 or 6 hours

Anyone working in a law firm (max 8)


Covering the same content as the ‘live online’ course this session is usually delivered as a 3 or 6-hour session


Identical to the ‘live online’ session


This hands-on course is delivered onsite at your office or a suitable training venue.

Speed Reading Face-to-Face Course

3 or 6 hours

Anyone working in a law firm (max 8)


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Doug Robinson
Rachael Davis-Stollar
Rachael Davis-Stollar
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James Welsh


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Outstanding. Everyone should go on this course. Great speaker. Really useful and practical.
Stephen Ross
30 April 2013
A very helpful session. Peter was an engaging speaker and I will definitely put his advice into practice. Although it felt like hard word to read articles/submit articles beforehand, it was very useful on the day.
Emma Flower
30 April 2013
Good course length. I feel I have learnt things I can use straight away (not just in writing articles but writing generally). Very good idea to have specific articles to work on.
Julian McFall
30 April 2013