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Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Mary Kate Driscoll, Director of Recruitment

Darby & Darby PC
Rachael A. Bohm, Manager of Legal Recruitment

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Nicholas Cannella, Esq., Partner

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Robert J. Lenihan, II, Esq., Partner

Kenyon & Kenyon
Kathleen Lynn, Recruitment Administrator

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun
Jeffrey S. Sharp, Esq., Managing Partner

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
John J. Held , Esq., Partner

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Susan M. Spaeth, Esq., Managing Partner for Operations

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Michael J. Pomianek, Esq. Partner, Head of Training Committee

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“I want to thank you on behalf of our firm for the excellent writing workshop you presented here in our office. As head of the training committee, I have struggled for years to devise a concise, effective, topically relevant writing program for our attorneys and technology specialists. Other options our committee has explored were either too general, required too much time or cost investment, were not sufficiently customizable and responsive to our specific needs, or suffered a combination of the above. Your program was a most welcome exception. It exceeded our expectations. The content was very well organized and well presented. Most importantly, the material and context you provided was specifically configured to our needs. Results we gathered from a survey of the participants were very positive. Everyone I spoke with who participated indicated that the presentation was both very informative and fun. I plan to enthusiastically recommend your programs to my colleagues and contacts, and I look forward to working with you again.”

Michael J. Pomianek, Esq. Partner, Head of Training Committee
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. (Boston)Top of Page

“I'm writing to thank you for presenting your Writing Workshop for Lawyers again at our firm this year. It's always a pleasure to host you and your seminar.

Our associates appreciate your practical and concise method of teaching and come away with better legal writing skills. You provide practical tips and examples that help our new associates get off to a great start in their legal careers.

Your seminar materials are top-notch. The seminar manual you provide remains an excellent resource for our attorneys throughout their careers, and it is not uncommon to walk into an attorney's office and see the binder from your seminar on his or her bookshelf.

Our associates consistently give your program high marks. We think this program is an invaluable asset to our new attorneys, and I would recommend your program to any law firm.”

Mary Kate Driscoll, Director of Recruitment
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (Chicago)Top of Page

“Marilyn LeLeiko introduced herself and her seminar to Kenyon & Kenyon [in 1988]. I believe we were, at that time, her first foray into the field of intellectual property and something of a change of pace from her general firm experience. I had been looking for an appropriate writing seminar for some time and Marilyn’s presentation, materials and, most especially, her individual editing sessions separated her course from all the other writing seminars I had explored.

She has refined and polished her program and materials throughout the years with the elicited suggestions of the participants. I have audited the class several times and always come away with some simple and instructive recommendation that will improve my writing skills. Marilyn has received rave reviews from our associates and our entering fall classes look forward to her seminar because of this advance publicity.

I have nothing but the highest praise for her course and know that our associates and partners have reaped the benefits.

Kathleen Lynn, Recruitment Administrator
Kenyon & Kenyon (New York)Top of Page


“I wish to thank you for your outstanding presentation of the Writing Workshop for Lawyers. The presentation was professional, tailored to the needs of the audience and very effective. We look forward to your return to Harness, Dickey & Pierce in the future to conduct another workshop. Thank you again for your excellent efforts.”

Robert J. Lenihan, II, Esq., Partner
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. (Troy, Michigan)Top of Page


“On behalf of Darby & Darby, I would like to thank you for running a successful writing workshop for the legal professionals, both attorneys and scientific advisors, at our firm. Based upon the oral and written feedback I received from the professionals, the program was described as valuable, productive and well-organized. All of the participants found you to be extremely knowledgeable, even applying your critiques to the field of patent law. More specifically, the professionals commented on your useful editing tips, your strong ability to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and, most importantly, your personal attention to their individual writing styles.

Thank you, and I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Rachael A. Bohm, Manager of Legal Recruitment
Darby & Darby PC (New York)Top of Page


“I am writing to add my thanks to those of our associates for the excellent workshops you have presented at our Firm. The uniformly outstanding evaluations are a reflection of your experience and expertise.

I look forward to your return next year, and I would be happy to recommend your workshops to other firms.”

Nicholas M. Cannella, Esq, Partner

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (New York) Top of Page


“[T]hank you so very much for presenting your legal writing program at our firm in May. Your program received rave reviews. Even better, it addressed all the issues that many new (and older) lawyers struggle with to make their writing better. Your course was also a very time and cost-efficient way of supplementing the one-on-one training we do for our lawyers. I hope we can make your course a regular part of our education and training calendar.

I would be pleased to recommend your program to other law firms and would be happy to serve as a reference in that regard.”

Jeffrey S. Sharp, Esq., Managing Partner
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Chicago)Top of Page


“Thank you for your recent excellent presentation to the associates and partners in our firm. It was a great learning experience for all, and your presentation made learning most enjoyable. I only wish that more of our lawyers could have attended.”

John J. Held, Esq., Partner
McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. (Chicago)Top of Page


“Thank you again for presenting an excellent legal writing workshop to our attorneys. At every level, the feedback from the attorneys who attended was very positive. Every participant seemed to take away from the workshop at least one new skill or idea that will improve his or her writing. Your approach was professional, organized and well-tailored to the audience. The pace and content of the workshop made for a productive and successful seminar.

We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Susan M. Spaeth, Esq., Managing Partner for Operations
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP (Palo Alto, San Francisco)Top of Page


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