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As Schiff Hardin’s legal writing coach, Julie works one-on-one with summer associates, associates, and partners to improve their writing skills. Typically, Julie will review memos, briefs, and other documents while lawyers are drafting them and provide guidance on structure, style, and tone. Julie also conducts workshops that address common writing challenges. Recent topics include the following:
Julie also contributes to Schiff’s recruiting and diversity efforts by hosting law student workshops at the University of Chicago Law School and at Howard University Law School.
Summer associates and associates frequently identify Julie as one of the reasons they choose Schiff. In a Chambers Associate profile of the firm, associates praised Julie’s efforts. “She’s an invaluable asset,” one associate said. “I’m amazed at how fast she responds with quality feedback.”
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Julie has conducted several writing workshops for law students, lawyers, and legal assistants through the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Legal Aid Academy, the Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP), and Equip for Equality.