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Ross Guberman

A former lawyer, editor, and award-winning journalist with degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School, Ross has helped tens of thousands of lawyers and judges write, edit, and mentor more effectively. He also immerses himself in the professional development of lawyers generally and holds a CPLP™ certification from ASTD. Ross has spoken at many lawyer-development conferences as well.

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  • "Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates (2d ed.)." (Oxford 2011, 2014)
    First edition has sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide)
  • "Write Better, Train Better, Mentor Better (2d ed.)"
    Email me for a complimentary copy
  • "The Attorney Toolkit."
    Email me for a complimentary copy
  • "Deal Struck: The World’s Best Contract Drafting Tips "
  • "Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges." (forthcoming in 2015)


  • Many other articles can be found at
  • Competencies
  • Pros and Cons of Different Approaches to Defining, Measuring, and Developing Competencies
  • Article on Competencies for “Equipping Our Lawyers”
  • Interview with Gaye Mara attached to this email
  • What Partners Want
  • Legal Writing in Practice
  • Why Johny, Esq. Can’t Write: Ten Causes and Ten Solutions (published in PDQ)
  • Tips for New Associates (published in Legal Times)
  • Supervising and Mentoring
  • Interview with Marcia Shannon
  • How to Get Memos That Help, Not Hurt
  • Business Development
  • Stand Up and Stand Out
  • Quick Writing Tips
  • Electronic Bliss: Write Better Emails
  • Five Words to Avoid
  • Eight Grammar Gripes
  • How Computers Can Help You Write Better
  • Five Usage Myths

Other resources

  • Writing Books I Like
  • Patricia O’Connor, Woe Is I
  • Joseph Williams, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace
  • A Great Grammar Site