Communication and Writing for Paralegals

Communication and Writing for Paralegals
Emond Publishing
Page Count:
Coming Soon
Publication Date:
January 2018
Communications; Paralegal

In order to provide the best representation for their clients, a successful paralegal will call upon their advanced communication and writing skills to advocate, persuade and effectively communicate the needs of their client’s case. Communication and Writing for Paralegals enables students to improve their writing and communication skills and familiarizes them with the expectations and standards set out by the Law Society of Ontario.

Various forms of communication are discussed throughout the text, including case briefs and memorandum of law. Chapters address proper writing style, letter format and structure, and writing strategies for different kinds of letters (i.e. how to address different audiences). This information is supplemented with sample documents and writing exercises so students can apply what they’ve learned. These exercises were created with the paralegal scope of practice in mind, meaning students will be prepared for their future practice.

  • Detailed editing checklist
  • Practice exercises that fall within the paralegal scope of practice
  • Sample legal forms for Small Claims Court, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Landlord and Tenant Board, and License Appeal Tribunal
  • Proofreading exercises
  • Addresses competencies outlined by the Law Society of Ontario
  • A discussion of the plain legal language movement

Chapter 1: Effective Legal Writing
Chapter 2: Grammar Skills
Chapter 3: Writing with Style
Chapter 4: Summary and Paraphrase
Chapter 5: Legal Argument
Chapter 6: Writing Letters
Chapter 7: Writing Memoranda
Chapter 8: Email and Social Media Communication
Chapter 9: Legal Forms

Appendix A: Editing Checklist
Appendix B: Proofreading Technique and Exercises
Appendix C: Speaking Effectively
Appendix D: Readings

Prices and Formats

Communication and Writing for Paralegals

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Two Colour
Status: Coming Soon

Price: $103.50