Legal writing and proofreading

Monday 23rd May, 2016 5:30 pm – Monday 23rd May, 2016 7:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH


One of the most important aspects of a law firm or lawyer’s professional reputation is the way documents and communications are written and presented.  Whether for internal or external parties, the quality of written communication reflects on the author’s professionalism.

It is an essential task of every legal secretary or assistant to be able to create meticulous documents – not only in presentation, but also with regard to spelling, grammar and punctuation.  They must be free of typographical errors, clear and concise and attach the correct annexures.

Delegates will be introduced to:

  • General rules for professional writing, plain English legal documents and emails.
  • Drafting basic correspondence.
  • Proofreading and amendment marks.
  • Grammar and punctuation.
  • Common terms used in legal documents.
  • A basic style guide.

Light refreshments will be provided and spaces are limited.



Jane Lynch
Learning & Development Trainer
Squire Patton Boggs (AU)

Members and Non Members