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Why should litigators study contract drafting? Our profession has a tendency to draw a distinction between litigation and transactional law; however, most cases are settled outside of court and settlement usually entails a settlement agreement, which is a contract. In fact, settlement agreements are particularly dangerous drafting projects because the parties are litigious when the drafting begins. Will the terms of the settlement agreements you draft stand the test of a challenge? Take the necessary step to hone your contract drafting skills in this convenient, highly practical webinar. In just 90 minutes...Read More
Ever wonder why some lawyers are more adept at negotiating better outcomes for their clients? Research suggests there is no correlation between intelligence, gender, or race when it comes to negotiating. At the same time, lawyers who always seem to leave the table ahead often have no formal training in negotiation skills. So what’s the secret? Join internationally-known legal negotiation expert Professor Charles Craver, as he reveals the factors that do (and don’t) influence bargaining outcomes. You’ll learn the three negotiating styles and which is most effective, the...Read More
Do you struggle to begin a project? Do you find yourself easily distracted by other tasks that steer you away from what you really need to accomplish? Are you always rushing to be somewhere or get something done? Stop stressing out yourself and others! Delaying work can be a form of self-sabotage, decreasing productivity and resulting in costly and embarrassing errors. This convenient, 90 minute webinar with leading productivity expert Irwin Karp will give you proven techniques to help you complete your work with more control and less crisis management. You will learn...Read More
In this convenient, practical presentation, William Bernhardt, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, applies the principles of superior legal writing to specific documents designed to persuade. Bernhardt discusses the fundamentals of persuasion, then applies those principles and superior writing skills to briefs, factums and other persuasive documents, explaining how each and every section can be strategically executed, considering both text and subtext, to produce a favourable result. Topics include: the importance of strategic issue-framing...Read More
Your witnesses are not ready to testify until you make them ready! Ethical and effective witness preparation will not change the facts, but it can define the way those facts are delivered. Whether you’ve prepared hundreds of witnesses or are still feeling your way through the process, you can learn how to make your witness a powerful, compelling communicator and improve your witness preparation skills. Let acclaimed trial lawyer and advocacy teacher Dan Small lead you through the essentials of witness preparation, from a step-by-step method to prepare your witnesses to...Read More
According to the Supreme Court of Canada, credibility is a prevalent issue in most trials. While a witnesses’ credibility can be influenced by a variety of factors, including their testimony’s consistency with other evidence, witnesses’ nonverbal communication can also play a crucial role. Facial expressions and gestures, as well as other nonverbal characteristics, can influence the weight a trier of fact gives to testimony, and ultimately, can determine the outcome of the trial. Understanding how nonverbal communication can influence a trier of fact’s credibility assessment is therefore a valuable asset to trial lawyers. Using Canadian case law examples, as well as up to date research on credibility assessment and deception detection, this seminar aims to help lawyers understand the...Read More
Lawyers are challenged by difficult behaviours daily - irrational clients, impatient judges, impossible adversaries... the list goes on. Technology only makes the problem worse, deepening and extending conflict. All of this can come at a steep price - wasted time, reduced productivity, stifled creativity, and lower moral. It can also cause us to make mistakes. Understanding what drives difficult people and how to react in a way that maintains the relationship, and enhances your reputation, is an essential skill for today’s practitioner. Attend this new, 90 minute webinar with lawyer, psychologist and coach Delee Fromm, and master proven strategies for getting the results you want with difficult people, with far less stress. You will learn...Read More