Here’s a sampling of what clients have said about our writing workshops:
We have been working with Rosky Legal Education for several years, and we
are impressed with the expertise and high quality of service that Dianne and
her team consistently offer. Whether they are presenting a workshop for
twenty students or working one-on-one with a student, Dianne and her team
are skilled at identifying areas of concern and offering holistic, practical
—David Mora, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, New York University School of Law
Dianne Rosky’s legal-writing program is an essential part of our summer programming. She consistently receives high marks from our summer associates. Here’s what a few of our summer associates had to say in their reviews of her program:
• “Ms. Rosky’s presentation was exceptionally helpful. I may have learned more in one hour of her session than in one year of Legal Writing.”
• “This actually was one of the most helpful programs.”
• “Useful tips and tricks for law firm writing made this very worthwhile.”
• “I really enjoyed the simple layout of the materials and the organized manner in which they were presented. Overall, this session was the most useful.”
—Patricia J. Morrissy, Chief Legal Recruiting Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
This is an excellent seminar. Partners and associates at every level should be reminded annually to analyze their writing against these principles and themes.
—Carol Witschel, Esq., Partner, White & Case LLP
Dianne is an excellent legal writing instructor, and her programs at Shearman & Sterling are always well received. She delivers a clear, concise, and practical program with writing tools and strategies that our associates find to be enormously helpful in their practice.
—Jane S. Rhee, Esq., Director of Professional Development and Training, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Dianne’s workshop was excellent and was extremely well received by our associates. She was able to keep all participants completely engaged by making the presentation interactive. The hands-on use of examples of work product allowed the associates to be creative and to apply the writing tips that had been discussed early in the workshop. I highly recommend Dianne and believe that her workshop serves a benefit for attorneys of all skill levels.
—David Sudzus, Esq., Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
I attended Ms. Rosky’s workshop session and was very quickly won over. The presentation guided the participants through various do’s and don’ts on the basis of an edit of a real-world memo to a client. The feedback from our lawyers was uniformly enthusiastic. The more general pointers on drafting techniques were broadly applicable for all of our lawyers in whatever language they write; and Ms. Rosky had a good feel for helping with English language drafting mistakes that are frequently made by non-native speakers. The lawyers who benefited from one-on-one sessions were particularly happy with the approach she took to working with them on their own work product. I would have no hesitation in calling on her again, and will very likely do so.
—David Morrison, Esq., Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Rosky’s CLE is the best one on writing I’ve ever attended — period. I can’t give her CLE a stronger written recommendation without breaking her tried and true techniques of sticking with the facts and engaging in solid analysis of the issues being briefed. Her CLE is much better than other CLEs of all types. She provides the participant with effective tools to use throughout his or her practice.
—Mark L Mathie, Esq., Principal, McKool Smith, P.C.
Taking Ms. Rosky’s program is like having a good friend, who’s also an experienced lawyer, sit down with you and remind you of the ways to right your most common writing wrongs. She addresses key organizational issues and grammatical errors with flexible, practical suggestions. The course materials address real-world issues and reflect her informed understanding of the challenges legal writers face. In a profession where we are often tempted to hide behind a few more clauses, her program provides a refreshing argument for the clear, concise sentence.
—Associate, Intellectual Property Department, Am Law 100 firm
Teaching “old dog” attorneys new writing tricks has to rank as one of the harder teaching assignments. Ms. Rosky discharges it with wit and intelligence. Her guidelines for effective legal writing show real insight; she imparts it with a light touch, and useful in-class exercises. Easily the best-reviewed CLE of the year at our office.
—Stephen R. Morris, Esq., Trial Attorney, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Dianne’s presentation was wonderful. She was engaging and focused on practical and effective legal writing techniques for attorneys. Her exercises were not only useful but fun.
—Associate, Lowenstein Sandler PC
Dianne Rosky is an exceptional resource. Whether interacting with a room full of attorneys or coaching a one-on-one private session, Dianne’s easy style takes the pressure off learning and creates an atmosphere of instructive conversation. Her relaxed personality and depth of knowledge are a great combination for obtaining maximum results. Dianne’s style of breaking down legal writing into four manageable stages demystifies the process for newer attorneys and increases the efficiency of seasoned writers.
—Associate, Lowenstein Sandler PC
I found this course to be an excellent refresher. It also demystified several tricky points of grammar. Thank you for putting together a very thoughtful and thought-provoking workshop!
—Valorie E. Jennings, Esq., Managing Partner, CorporateMatch
Very good—precisely the issues I’ve been uncertain about.
—F.T., Associate, Am Law 100 firm
The program was really helpful and easy to digest. The simplified tips and strategies suggested for effective writing will be useful for my future legal writing.
—J.F., PALS Summer Writing Training attendee
Best CLE on writing I have ever taken. If I had Dianne for legal writing in law school, I would be a better writer today.
—K.D., New York City Bar Center for CLE attendee
From our workshops in China:
It is a very interesting course. I am going to introduce this program to my officers.
—Manuel Torres, Partner, J&A Garrigues
A good summary of key points on clear legal writing. Good clarifications on avoiding common mistakes.
—June Lei, Senior Legal Counsel, Mary Kay
The pronunciation sessions were a very useful part of the training.
—Linda Yu, Legal Counsel, Jones Lang Lasalle
Document organization portion was very impressive. Helped me get a whole picture. Thank you very much.
—Layne Xu, Associate Manager, HSBC
The program clarified a lot about my daily mistakes in drafting emails and legal documents.
—Cici Liu, Legal Counsel, Wabco
Q&A was extremely helpful.
—Jason Sun, Associate, Fangda Partners
It really helped me to improve my writing in future work. Thanks very much.
—Ryan Zhang, Legal Counsel, DSM
Provided useful expressions.
—Frank Chen, Legal Counsel, Astrazeneca
The structure part is quite useful, and I learned what makes a perfect introduction to any document.
—Michelle Yang, Compliance Office, HSBC
Paragraph construction and sentence structure sessions are the things that make this training different, very useful!
—Jacky Hu, Legal Counsel, PPG