Services For

Lawyers & Litigation Teams

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.

Andrew Bernstein, Partner, Torys LLP

Caroline’s sessions are fantastic. She combines decades of experience working in the courts with an intimate understanding of what appeals to readers, in a way that is actionable for lawyers at every level.

Sana Halwani, Partner, Lenczner Slaght LLP

If you’re preparing for an appeal you should hire Caroline Mandell. She’s an amazing proxy for the Court’s perspective and will take your submissions to another level.

Paul Guy, Partner, Kalloghlian Myers LLP

Caroline is a pleasure to work with and a great resource for any litigation team. Whether it’s overall case analysis, reviewing a draft factum, or helping to prepare for oral argument, she provides an informed and experienced fresh set of eyes that is invaluable.

Presentations & Workshops

For Litigators

Caroline’s core program for litigators is her three-part written advocacy masterclass workshop series. Each interactive, 75-minute workshop is designed for litigators at all skill levels. Click here for workshop descriptions.

For all practice areas

Caroline speaks about all aspects of legal writing, for all practice areas. Get in touch to discuss what you and your firm would like to cover.

Moot Court Judging

Some of Canada’s most respected litigators rely on Caroline to moot their cases before the main event. They trust her to ask thoughtful questions and give constructive feedback on points of both substance and style. Don’t have your best answer be the one you think of on your way out of the courtroom.

1:1 Writing Coaching

What does your writing process look like? What does your editing process look like? What are your readers’ needs, expectations, and limitations? How do you separate your thinking from your communicating about a legal problem? What goals do you have to take your legal writing to the next level, and how will you know you’re making progress? These are some of the questions Caroline explores with lawyers in 1:1 coaching sessions. Whether you’re in the early years of practice or you’re a seasoned pro, writing is a skill to refine throughout your career. Caroline is there with supportive, personalized, and evidence-based advice for every stage.

Factum Strategy & Review

The best litigators know that the secret to success is getting out of their own heads and into the judge’s. Caroline knows the way. She regularly consults for litigation teams on high-stakes motions, applications, and appeals. Caroline brings not just fresh eyes to complex cases, but a unique perspective drawn from her deep knowledge of how judges actually do their work.

Before you begin your written submissions, Caroline can help to identify your strongest arguments. After you’ve polished a draft, Caroline can give feedback on its structure, substance, style, and overall persuasiveness. 

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