Testimonials

Here’s a sampling of what clients have said about our writing workshops:

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

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

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

Very good—precisely the issues I’ve been uncertain about.
—F.T., Associate, Am Law 100 firm

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

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. Her individual sessions are also very positively received and associates appreciate the one-on-one attention.
—Jane S. Rhee, Esq., Director of Professional Development and Training, Shearman & Sterling 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

This is an excellent seminar. Partners and associates at every level should be reminded annually to analyze their writing against these principles and themes.
Partner, Litigation Department, Top 10 Law Firm, Am Law 100

Our firm prides itself on producing superb written work for our clients. To reinforce our commitment to excellent writing, we asked Dianne to run an afternoon workshop for the firm’s lawyers. Dianne did a great job. She developed a program that was tailored to our needs and directed to lawyers at different levels and stages of their careers. Her teaching style is effective and engaging, and the workshop sparked discussion that continued long after the afternoon ended. We highly recommend her.
Theresa Trzaskoma, Esq., Partner, Brune & Richard 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 roomful 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

I found Dianne’s brief-writing program to be highly engaging — which is certainly rare for a writing course. I looked at my watch and couldn’t believe that three hours had already passed.
Adam L. Pollock, Esq., Associate, Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.

Here’s a sampling of what clients have said about our individual instruction programs and our editorial consulting:

In my seven years of practice, few have done more to forward my professional development than Dianne Rosky. In three one-hour sessions, Dianne provided me the tools, which are easy to apply, for becoming a persuasive writer. Using my previous writing samples as a starting point, Dianne helped me see where my writing could be stronger and more persuasive. She was patient, thoughtful, and created an enjoyable learning environment. In short, Dianne is an outstanding writing instructor.
Associate, Labor & Employment Department, Top 20 Law Firm, Am Law 100

I strongly recommend taking the time to meet with Dianne. Reviewing my work product with her on a one-on-one basis has been invaluable.
Jamie Eichenger, Esq., Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Dianne always makes herself available to quickly provide useful edits and invaluable feedback on writing assignments before I submitted them to senior lawyers. Plus, there is no warmer and better person to encourage even the most insecure writer into becoming a master of the English language. I can’t thank her enough.
Associate, Top 10 Law Firm, American Lawyer’s A-List

Having Dianne Rosky edit my material before it goes to a client, an agency, or a court assures me that I am sending out the best written material possible. Memos, letters, or emails revised by Dianne are tighter, clearer, and more persuasive because she understands the concept of writing; she helps me express my points as well as they can be expressed. And she helps me at all levels — document, paragraph, and sentence structure and word choice — so that my documents always say what I want them to, and all the elements of the document fit together. Also important to me is that Dianne always explains the reasons for the changes she makes, which helps me to improve.
Larry Carbone, Esq., Con Edison Law Department

Dianne is an excellent writing instructor, and her one-on-one sessions are invaluable. After working with Dianne for only three months, I noticed a drastic improvement in my writing. More importantly, my colleagues noticed the improvement. Dianne has helped me develop confidence in my writing, and has made writing enjoyable. She is patient and knowledgeable, and she is willing to work through even basic writing weaknesses. She made our sessions fun and engaging, and made me feel comfortable to ask questions.
—J.S., Junior associate, Am Law 100 firm, New York

Dianne’s approach to teaching the material is totally individualized. She spent a great deal of time reviewing and providing feedback on my work before each session. During our sessions, Dianne walked me through my work product and pointed out the strengths and weakness, with suggestions on how to improve the weak points. Dianne also prepared individualized exercises drawn from my own work product, which gave me the opportunity to practice the techniques you just learned. I loved the exercises because they helped me track my progress.  Overall, Dianne helped me tremendously with my writing, which in turn has helped me tremendously in my career. She exceeded my expectations, and I am grateful for all of her help.
—L.B., Mid-level associate, Am Law A-List 100 firm, New York

Here’s a sampling of what clients have said about our accent reduction program:

As I foreign lawyer working in New York, it was very important to me to reduce my accent to get more confident speaking in English. Maggie identified my accent issues at the very beginning of the program, so I saw improvements almost immediately. After a few weeks I felt much more comfortable talking in English, and I also gained fluency. Maggie monitored my progress closely, and gave me constant feedback. Most important, she was available any time I reached out for support in between our sessions.
—Victor Bonnin-Reynes, Visiting Foreign Attorney, Skadden Arps