Services For

Judges & Courts

The Honourable John I. Laskin

Caroline is a marvellous communicator. Her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. Her teaching reflects what she asks of her audiences: clarity of expression. She is, in short, easy to listen to. I have listened to Caroline many times. And although I have taught decision writing and written advocacy for a quarter of a century, I always pick up some new ideas from one of Caroline’s talks.

Ross Guberman, Founder of and President of

Caroline is a top-notch legal writing trainer and coach for Canadians and Americans and anyone else who writes in Legal English. She is forward-thinking, practical, and empathetic. I value her insight and trust her advice, and I’m confident that you will, too.

Judge of a Canadian Superior Court

Caroline Mandell is a judge whisperer

Presentations & Workshops

Caroline designs and delivers writing presentations and workshops for all levels of court. Topics include:

  • Decision-focused adjudication and the issue-driven approach
  • Writing plain language judgments
  • Writing for multiple and complex audiences
  • Systems for Success: Developing a process that works for you
  • Effective editing for judges
  • Effective editing for judicial law clerks

1:1 Writing Coaching

New and experienced judges alike sometimes find it challenging to write clear, concise, and timely judgments. Even when you know what you’re doing, it can still be difficult to get the work done. Caroline can help you to make your judgment writing process more efficient and effective. Her supportive, confidential advice draws on the most up-to-date research into how we process information and execute tasks, as well as best practices taught in Canadian judgment writing programs.

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