The Grammar and Writing Handbook shows you precisely which rules need to be followed, how to choose the correct words, and the most effective way to structure every sentence to help you compose more persuasive, stronger material that's flawlessly written. The book includes a brief history of the English language, as well as comprehensive information on every thing from singular vs. plural, to
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
In fourteen lessons, Contract Drafting by Lenne Eidson Espenschied serves as a complete how-to guide for lawyers new to transactional practice or for more experienced lawyers looking to reinforce their skills. This clearly written guide explains how the drafting process works; how transactional lawy
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.
This program will explore ethical issues from a transactional lawyer's perspective. Using the ABA's Model Rules of Professional conduct as a guide, we'll consider sticky situations that often arise in the course of negotiating and drafting contracts, like these:
Indemnification is the key mechanism for shifting risk under a contract. In this program, we will describe six different types of indemnification and show you how to break the basic indemnification provision into seven negotiable components. We'll discuss first-party indemnification provisions, and how to negotiate like a pro even in low leverage situations.
If you’ve got an hour to invest, you can improve your contracts by 100%, because one simple step can produce powerful results. In contract drafting it's important to know which terminology is most reliable.
In this program, we'll consider 10 ways you can immediately improve your drafting simply by developing a consistent system for signaling specific legal ...
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.
How have recent cases influenced best practices in drafting indemnification provisions? What is the distinction between “indemnify,” and “hold harmless”? Are your indemnification provisions providing the best possible protections for your client? In this session, we’ll consider recent cases and make practical recommendations for improving these high-risk provisions.