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Briefwriting 101

Your filing deadline is approaching -- What do you do? This seminar presents, in step-by-step fashion, tried and true tips for researching and drafting a professional-quality brief. Plus: tricks for reducing page-count and word-count, which alone are worth the price of admission. More


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Every Contract is a Litigation Waiting to Happen

Market standard clauses that appear in many business contracts (e.g. choice of law clauses, integration clauses, fee-shifting clauses) often do not work as intended when tested in the court room. This seminar identifies which clauses are subject to repeat litigation, and makes practical drafting suggestions that will reduce the risk of contract disputes. More


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Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider

This course is designed to convey fundamental—but often unconsidered—principles to assist both newly admitted and seasoned attorneys with drafting, analyzing, and interpreting contracts. Unlike many other contract-drafting courses, this course focuses on the manner in which concepts are expressed in a contract, rather than the substance of any provision or contract in particular. More


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The How To of Successful Motion Practice: Practical Advice & Tips

Motion practice is an integral part of civil litigation. An understanding of both the procedural and substantive issues that can arise during motion practice is essential to advancing any case. Whether you are an experienced litigator or are just starting out, an overview of basic knowledge and an update on new rules and practices is crucial to evaluating the utility of a contemplated motion and to engaging in effective and successful motion practice. More


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Two Sides of the Communication Coin: Strategies for Writing & Speaking Effectively

Strong communication skills are critical to lawyers’ professional success and advancement. In this interactive workshop, participants learn strategies for communicating clearly and confidently, both in writing and in speech. Based on a series of examples and exercises, participants learn practical strategies for quickly improving the quality of their professional communications by eliminating the most common writing and speaking weaknesses. The program will cover strategies including:• Conveying confidence through your written and spoken communications • Presenting information in an organized, professional manner • Communicating clearly in stressful situationsSpecial attention will be paid to the similarities and differences between written and spoken communication. More


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