Episode 1: Welcome to Judgment Writing School! − With Host Caroline Mandell

Writing Skills – Nov 2020

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Episode 1: Welcome to Judgment Writing School! − With Host Caroline Mandell
Broadcast Date: November 19, 2020

Host Caroline Mandell speaks with Justice John I. Laskin, language specialist Edward Berry and educator and consultant Steve Armstrong about the Canadian “judgment writing school.” In this episode, we explore the reasons why judges need to learn how to write judgments, even though they have spent a career reading them.


  • The Honourable Justice John I. Laskin, Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Edward Berry, language expert specialized in judicial and legal education
  • Steve Armstrong, consultant and writing instructor for law firms in Canada and US

Caroline Mandell, Lawyer and legal communication expert

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