Terri LeClercq, Ph.D., now spends her time talking with civic and academic groups about prison conditions and the inmate grievance process.
Before researching and writing Prison Grievances, she taught legal writing at the School of Law, University of Texas, for 23 years. She wrote five editions of Guide to Legal Writing Style for law students and Expert Legal Writing for practicing attorneys. For the Texas Bar Journal, she created a writing column of advice.
She spent years focusing on two major topics before she turned to prisons: plagiarism in academic settings, and class-action notices. Her work on plagiarism became the national brochure for law schools; her editing helped the Federal Judiciary create the Model Notices that are used nation-wide.
Currently she consults with law firms, agencies, courts, and individual authors about the rules and nuances of writing. Some writers need help making language specific; others need help turning objective language into more persuasive language. When she works with law firms, she specializes in helping neophyte attorneys overcome their reluctance to edit their long memos, and then counsels partners about the errors they see that matter, and those that just drive them personally crazy.
Now retired, she is one of the hosts of The Prison Show, Houston's KPFT radio show that has audience throughout units in the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice--and by computer throughout the world. She informs audiences about writing grievances. And she also shares her love of literature, offering to respond to any inmate who has read a book and writes to her about it. She answers 100-150 letters a month, a true burden of love. She also lectures law students throughout the country, encouraging them to investigate prison conditions and perhaps accepting to represent animate who has written the law school clinic with a credible problem.
Find out more about Terri LeClercq - http://www.legaleditorsink.com
Interview with Terri LeClercq on Second Chances-
Terri LeClercq: Texas State Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards 2010
Terri LeClercq: Resume
Video: Why I Wrote Prison Grievances