Microsoft Word includes powerful tools to create the highly formatted documents attorneys must create. Microsoft Word combines font and paragraph formatting into something called Styles. Styles are applied to all text whether you want them or not; and there is no way to turn off the feature.
Reusing old documents with find and replace has a high margin for error and is slower than better, alternative methods.
Discover how to leverage the best of your intellectual capital to increase speed, accuracy and efficiency. Improved drafting methods directly impact the bottom line and improve client satisfaction.
You no longer have to purchase software and servers for your office. Today, you can rent software or server access via the Internet and thereby avoid any up-front costs. This process is often referred to as "moving to the cloud."
Of course, your client data would also be stored on the rented or hosted servers. In this seminar, we'll explain the associated pros, cons, risks...
As a prosecutor, we all have our horror stories about witnesses. In this presentation, we will examine issues relating to witnesses including enforcing a subpoena of a witness, impeaching your own witness, witness competency, material witnesses, court witnesses, recalling witnesses, and other issues relating to witnesses.
We will also review case law regarding witness tampering by defense
Whether it is a stop and frisk, walk and talk or 911 emergency call for assistance, police officers conduct warrantless seizures and searches every day and it is our job to insure that the evidence they seize does not get suppressed. It has been my experience as a prosecutor that sometimes it can be difficult to justify a police officer’s actions.
Winning the lottery means nothing if you lose the winning ticket before you get to the lottery agent. Similarly, obtaining a guilty verdict after a long and exhausting trial is worthless if your appellate brief cannot persuade an appellate court to affirm the jury’s verdict. You do not want to try a case a second time after having a case reversed on appeal.
Rule 8.3 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct indicates that “a lawyer who knows that that a judge has committed a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct that raises a substantial question as to the judge's fitness for office shall inform the appropriate authority.” Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct explains that it is professional misconduct for
Are you making some of the most common errors in drafting contracts? In this session, we’ll consider real examples from recent high-profile transactions of flagrant contract drafting errors that instantly reveal the drafter’s lack of familiarity with best drafting practices and damage his or her credibility. We’ll make practical and imminently useful recommendations to help you a
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become part of every lawyer’s daily life, and they can be helpful tools for expanding your professional presence and marketing your practice, as well as valuable investigative tools. But the same ethical rules that govern lawyers’ conduct also apply to their use of social media, and that can raise some concerns for lawyers in their use of these tools.
This webinar will focus on the ethical use of LinkedIn as a ma