Communication and Writing for Paralegals
, Helen Wilkie
, John Roberts
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 these vital skills and become familiar 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.