Shelley Appleby-Ostroff

Legal writing and talent development coach, and experienced lawyer

Meet Shelley

LL.B., B.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies)

Shelley was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988, is a member of the International Coach Federation, and loves inspiring legal professionals to become better writers.

In addition to practicing law in both the private and public sectors, Shelley has worked as a senior government executive, mediator, executive coach, and legal writing professor. She is also on the faculty of the following writing programs:

  • Judgment Writing Seminar (Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice)
  • Seminar on Decision Writing (Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice/Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals)
  • The Decision Writing Process (Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice)
  • Advanced Decision Writing Program (Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators/Osgoode Professional Development)
  • Written Advocacy Course (Advocates’ Society)