This course is designed to provide students with the foundation in communication skills necessary to succeed in the program as well as in their careers as paralegals. The principles of writing and editing will be examined to enable students to produce 'final copy' documents. Basic writing skills will be developed through comprehensive in-class exercises, assignments and tests. Summary writing skills, which are essential in the legal environment will be examined and practiced in lab exercises and group presentations. The McGill style of legal documentation will be introduced to students.