Prime Prose Workshops for Lawyers!

·  "I’ve never learned so much and had such fun in a CLE.

·      “Rick Horowitz was excellent. He understands lawyer issues.”

·     “Energetic and engaging. Loved how he challenged the class and invited disagreement….(S)urveyed the class and adapted the class to us.”

·      “Excellent pace of the course; excellent materials.”

·      “Very informative and fun.”

·      “Fantastic!!"

·      “Rick was great. Very personable guy and very interesting, helpful material.”

·      “Excellent! Outstanding! Very helpful.”

·      “A great presenter – everything was communicated very clearly.”

·      I have taken more than 50 CLE courses of the DC Bar. Presentation of this course was at the top professionally. But more importantly, it drew the greatest class participation I have ever experienced, because the presenter was so much fun!

·      “Best CLE ever!!!”

Knowing the law is essential – but so is being able to communicate about it. Join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz for a lively and practical writing workshop that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn’t know were in there.

“More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers” will explore the fundamentals (and the critical details) of creating clear, well-organized, persuasive legal documents. Briefs, memos, client letters, even daily correspondence – they’ll all benefit from your deeper understanding of what goes into successful writing. Writing that opens and closes strongly, flows logically, presents pertinent information to your target audience understandably, and uses the right words and the right tone for this task, this time. 

You’ll spend the day examining good and not-so-good writing to see what worked, what didn’t, and why. You’ll get advice for steering clear of the grammar and usage potholes that can undermine your credibility. You’ll even learn tips for avoiding some of that dreaded “legalese” while still getting the job done! (There’s a reason people tell lawyer jokes…)

You'll come away with new skills, new strategies, and new confidence. 

Coming Up Soon at the DC Bar:

Thursday, August 20 & Friday, August 21: DC Bar [Split-Session Webinar]

Monday, September 21 & Friday, September 25: DC Bar [Split-Session Webinar]

Thursday, October 22 & Friday, October 23: DC Bar [Split-Session Webinar]

Other Workshops Upcoming in 2020 (and 2021!):

Thursday, November 19 & Friday, November 20: DC Bar [Split-Session Webinar]

Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11: DC Bar [Split-Session Webinar]

Thursday, December 17: Oklahoma Bar Assn. [Webinar]

June, 2021: Louisville Bar Assn. 

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Podcast: Rick Talks “Strategic Legal Writing” on

Want a taste of Rick’s approach? Here he is chatting about “Strategic Legal Writing,” with’s Sam Glover. The entire episode runs a little bit under an hour, and Rick’s segment kicks in at about the 8:00 mark.

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Webinar: “Memo to Lawyers: You Don’t Have to Write Like Lawyers.’

Check out this lively 90-minute webinar Rick created for the Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis University. He’ll explore some of the assumptions lawyers make about their legal writing – and he’ll suggest ways to be even more effective! 

Rick Talks Writing on “Beyond the Book”!

Rick chats with podcast host Christopher Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center about closing the gap between legal writing and…good writing. You’ll definitely want to listen in:

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Contact Rick Horowitz: 414.963.9333 / (c) 414.899.7178