Here’s a sampling of what clients have said about our individual-instruction programs:
Heidi Gilchrist, one of Rosky Legal Education’s coaches, achieved outstanding results with one of our second-year law students who was struggling academically. Through Heidi’s coaching, the student mastered the subject she found most difficult, and ultimately performed strongly on her exams. But much more impressive was Heidi’s broader success in raising the student’s overall academic confidence and effectiveness. I saw for myself a remarkable turnaround in the way our student approaches new academic challenges. Her improved understanding of the law, combined with her increased confidence, will continue to yield benefits in the law school environment and beyond.
—David Mora, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, New York University School of Law
Lots of professionals have baggage when it comes to their writing. Dianne takes it on and breaks it down – she is equal parts writing coach and therapist.
—Shawn Dove, Program Director, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundation
Dianne is an excellent legal writing instructor, and her programs at Shearman & Sterling are always well received. Her individual sessions are very positively received, and associates appreciate the one-on-one attention.
—Jane S. Rhee, Esq., Director of Professional Development and Training, Shearman & Sterling LLP
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
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 Rosky’s four-step program for improving legal writing quickly transformed me into a confident and clear writer and a better attorney. I eagerly awaited our sessions because I mastered new grammatical rules and clever writing techniques every time, which impressed my colleagues. Dianne focuses her teaching on the individual student’s needs by creating drills based exclusively on examples from the student’s writing. Additionally, Dianne always made 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
Dianne Rosky helps me write more effectively 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 fit together. Dianne always explains the reasons for the changes she makes, which helps me to improve. Although I have become a better writer since I started working with Dianne (and therefore arguably less reliant on her input), because of her level of expertise she still always adds great value when reviewing my documents.
—Larry Carbone, Esq., Con Edison Law Department
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
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
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