At LawProse, we don’t teach remedial writing. The legal writers who benefit most from our seminars are the ones who are already quite good.
Why is that? Because those are the ones who actually attend. So it’s natural that we’d focus on them.
Why are bad legal writers unlikely to attend? Because incompetence doesn’t recognize itself. The least effective writers are the ones most likely to be overconfident about their abilities. That’s well known.
And so our founder and seminar leader, the noted stylist Bryan A. Garner, has developed a teaching method that covers a technique intended for the middle of the class and then shows an advanced version of the technique for the top participants. Everybody benefits.
But invariably, the best writers benefit the most. They’re the most modest about their abilities; they’re the most attentive to the nuances; and they’re the most finely attuned minds in the room. So it’s inevitable that the best get even better.