Julie R. Linkins, Esq.
Julie R. Linkins is the founder of Communicate Conviction, a firm developed to provide written, spoken, and interpersonal communication training and assistance for law enforcement clients. Ms. Linkins’ affiliation with law enforcement began in the Office of Public Affairs at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, and flourished throughout her tenure as a member of the prestigious FBI National Academy (FBINA) faculty in Quantico, Virginia. While working for the FBI, Ms. Linkins earned advanced degrees in English (specializing in professional writing and editing), adult education, and law. She honed her craft by writing articles for publication in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (LEB), the Investigator, and the American Criminal Law Review. Ms. Linkins also co-authored the FBI’s textbook for written communication, Writing Clearly: A Style Manual for the FBI.
Ms. Linkins is a seasonal instructor and communications expert. At the FBINA she taught courses in effective writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. She also conducted numerous communication workshops for state and local law enforcement across the country. Whether teaching a class or conducting a workshop, Ms. Linkins continues to draw on her experience earned as an associate editor for the LEB and from drafting remarks and speeches for Bureau executives. She applies the best practices of adult education to maximize the value of learning opportunities for her students. Ms. Linkins focuses on practical application and solid skill building so participants walk away with the ability to express themselves with more clarity and conviction and to understand others in a more accurate and intuitive way.
For well over a decade, Ms. Linkins has been involved with officer wellness. Her thoughtful contributions to exploratory discussions, working groups, research, and conferences both informed Project BeSTOW, a multi-year research project developed at the FBI Academy’s Behavioral Science Unit, and sustained an FBI National Academy course titled “Spirituality, Wellness, and Vitality Issues in Law Enforcement Practices.”
Ms. Linkins, a licensed attorney, also serves as the deputy director of the Federal Judicial Center's Education Division, as a volunteer mediator with the District Court of Maryland, and as an adjunct professor in the alternative dispute resolution program at Georgetown University Law Center. She supports the efforts of former FBI colleague Samuel L. Feemster in creating Feemster Law Enforcement Consulting (FLEC). The firm’s mission is to empower law enforcement personnel to model holistic wellness in their homes, their hallways, and their highways. Ms. Linkins’ wealth of knowledge, business skills, and instructional abilities will enable the firm to advance the process of cultivating wellness for law enforcement agencies anywhere.