This course focuses on the basic skills associated with drafting legal documents, by studying and writing documents in the context of domestic relations litigation (dissolution of marriage, primarily). Students will draft documents that create the relationship with the client, such as scope of representation letters and fee agreements as a way to explore some of the ethical and professional responsibilities that arise between attorneys and clients. Students will also draft pleadings related to divorce litigation as a way to explore the relationships between the governing law and the procedural mechanisms by which the client’s cause of action is actually presented to the court. Finally, students will draft agreements that are intended to resolve or avoid litigation, as a way to consider contract-related considerations. Students will be expected to edit each other’s work, to develop the skill of assessing the sufficiency and strengths of their own and other attorneys’ work. Family Law is a co- or pre-requisite.