We have described generic competencies that must be mastered to become an effective writer as well as those needed to write persuasive legal documents.


We recommend that you and the advocate each assess the advocate’s writing skills through the appropriate inventory. Discuss the results, where the advocate should work to improve and what strategies to use. Use the Individual Development Plan form in this process. Focus on short term goals--up to six weeks. Then reassess.


Does Writing Matter Inventory
The culture of the organization is a powerful influence on writing in the workplace. Take a look at how your organization views writing. See how it can help or hinder your efforts to improve writing quality.