One wonders why Akin Gump associates would need help with their writing skills? Wasn't their writing ability sufficiently assessed during the interview process?
The following is a testimonial (or admission) by Dennis M. Race, Esq., Akin Gump hiring partner, concerning a writing workshop held at the firm:
“Thank you for conducting your writing workshop at Akin Gump's Washington office last month. Your instruction, in both the seminar as well as the one-on-one sessions, was essential in helping to improve our associate's writing skills . . . .
We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on all aspects of your program. The participants appreciated your background as a practicing attorney and your sensitivity to their assignments and responsibilities. . . . We look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Dennis M. Race, Esq.
Partner in Charge of Hiring and Attorney Development
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP (Washington, D.C.)