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

Workshops for Law Firm Managers and Staff

Marilyn conducts in-house workshops in writing skills for law firm managers, supervisors, and staff.

“[T]hank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for Heller Ehrman's managers and staff at four of our offices.

I am certain that you are pleased with the participants' evaluations, but you may be unaware of the excitement that your training generated.   Since the verbal feedback about your workshops was so positive, managers and staff in other offices now want to take part in these training programs.

I appreciated that you scheduled the workshops during your previously planned trips to each city (Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, and New York) to save on our costs.

I look forward to working with you again.”

Russell Kaltschmidt
Staff Development Manager

Heller Ehrman LLP (San Francisco, CA)

The workshops are practical and interactive. Participants review many real-life exercises, individually and in small groups. They revise the work of others so that they can do a better job on their own work.

The active learning environment encourages questions and discussion. Participants receive workshop handbooks and editing checklists to use after the workshop is over.

What Participants Have Said

“Educational and fun at the same time. Very interesting examples. I loved this course!”

Darlene Guisti, Legal Secretary
Heller Ehrman LLP (San Francisco)
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“[Marilyn was] knowledgeable, engaging, informative.”

Patricia Turner, Legal Support Manager
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)
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“Friendly and pleasant teaching style and great onscreen examples supported on paper. [Most valuable was] emphasis on clarity, reminders of good grammar, how to be concise, emails.”

Larissa Engelman, Senior Marketing Manager
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)

“[Most valuable were the sections on] grammar and usage and conciseness. . . . I target shareholders specifically, so conciseness is extremely important.”

Lisa Greeson, Shareholder HR Manager
Heller Ehrman LLP (San Diego)

“Marilyn is an effective speaker and the presentation hit its mark in terms of intended subject matter with real world examples and interaction.”

Ramona Altamirano, Senior Paralegal
Heller Ehrman LLP (Menlo Park)

“Very clear presentation. Valuable information. Enjoyed it.”

Karen Plotts, Executive Assistant
Heller Ehrman LLP (Los Angeles)

“[The presentation] was very clear and to the point. [Marilyn] was very engaging.”

Anna Russo, Human Resources Coordinator
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)

“[Marilyn] was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”

Daphney West, Administrative Assistant
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)

“Very informative. Was able to instantly apply what I learned.”

Daniel Crespo, Facilities Coordinator
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)


“[Most valuable was] overview of frequently over-looked grammatical errors; tips on being concise and clear.”

Emerson Bretous, East Coast Practice Support Manager
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)


“[Marilyn is] excellent, keeps the group focused, is personable. The presenation follows a well-thought-out agenda. Covers a lot of material within a limited time frame.”

Joanne Contino, Paralegal
Heller Ehrman LLP (New York)

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