legal writing, CLE training; workshops in-house seminars, coaching

About Marilyn

“I was able to observe first-hand the superior quality of your teaching methods and the obvious rapport you established with the thirty or so lawyers in attendance.”

Elizabeth J. Sher, Esq.
Chair, Professional Development Committee

Day Pitney LLP

Marilyn Since 1987, Marilyn has worked with lawyers from

. . . and many other law firms.

She has presented her programs for over 250 law firms, government agencies, corporate law departments, and CLE organizations.

Marilyn has also worked with paralegals, legal assistants, technical specialists and patent agents.

Marilyn has presented business writing workshops for accountants, economists, and other professionals.

Her clients see results—and so Marilyn returns regularly to many clients to work with new groups of participants.


[After several weeks] I am still hearing positive feedback . . . from the associates who participated. . . .[A]ttendees are continuing to comment on your engaging style as well as your ability to present a wealth of practical information in a concise format.

Charles M. Vrtis, Director of Human Resources
Pierce Atwood LLP (Portland, ME)


“Clear, helpful examples, good Q & A, incorporated class member comments well. Interesting use of PowerPoint. (Rare!)

I would highly recommend this program. It was practical and tailored for corporate/transactional writing.”

Kimberly Kesler Chytraus, Esq., Corporate Counsel
Dyno Nobel (Salt Lake City)
Utah State Bar, Corporate Counsel Section


“My staff and I . . . greatly appreciated your organization and attention to detail in working out logistics. We work with quite a few outside consultants. You make it easy!”

Bryn R. Vaaler, Esq., Director of Professional Development
Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., New York)

Marilyn is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where she was Articles Editor of the Law Review. She clerked for Judge Inzer B. Wyatt, Federal District Court, Southern District of New York, and worked in the litigation department of a major New York law firm.

Marilyn is a member of the National Speakers Association. She has earned the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation —the highest earned level of recognition that a professional speaker can achieve. Currently, 12% of the 5000 worldwide members of the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation have earned this prestigious designation.

The CSP designation is conferred only on those accomplished speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria, including:

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