How to provide effective feedback to junior lawyers – 1 CPD Unit


The How to provide effective feedback to junior lawyers course provides strategies on how to give feedback to your staff, particularly in relation to feedback on their written work.


Who is this course for?

All Lawyers.

What will you learn?

Commenting on junior lawyers’ drafts is one of the most important, time consuming and challenging aspects of a supervising lawyer’s job.  In preparing feedback you will need to decide both on the form that feedback will take, and the specific nature of each individual comment.

The How to provide effective feedback to junior lawyers course covers:
  • goals when giving feedback
  • the types of feedback you can give
  • what type of feedback to give and when
  • how to give feedback, including practical examples illustrating a variety of strategies for giving feedback.

How long is it going to take?

This is a 60 minute course in easy to consume sections, giving you the flexibility to learn when it fits your schedule.

Course Author: Iselin Gambert

Professor Gambert joined the faculty of George Washington University in 2009 as a visiting associate professor of legal research and writing. She serves as the Writing Center Director and teaches a section of Legal Research and Writing.

Iselin Gambert is one of four full-time faculty who coordinates the law school’s legal writing curriculum. She directs the GW Law Writing Center and teaches Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy. Professor Gambert also collaborates with the law school clinics; she hosts an Advanced Legal Writing Workshop each semester for the International Human Rights Clinic and has conducted workshops in effective feedback strategies to the Friedman Fellows. She also serves as an advisor in the Inns of Court Program.

In 2014, Professor Gambert was awarded an Endeavour Executive Fellowship and spent three months as a Visiting Scholar at Melbourne Law School (MLS), the top-ranked law school in Australia. While at MLS, she collaborated with faculty at three area law schools on best practices for implementing wellness and professional development training in legal education. She also conducted workshops for Australian law faculty and legal professionals on best practices in legal writing, training, and strategies for providing effective written feedback on legal writing assignments.

Professor Gambert has published several articles in the field of legal writing. She was also selected to be part of the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project, for which she wrote a commentary on Frontiero v. Richardson, which will be published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press as part of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court.