Must-Watch April CLE: Writing Great Contracts, Identifying Patterns of Abuse, Ethics Updates and More

Sarah Mills | April 3, 2020

As the country enters its second month of widespread social isolation and stay at home measures… it’s a great time to catch up on some CLE (even if your state may have extended your deadline). Our most recent on-demand programs will help you learn actionable skills you can put to work in your everyday practice. From high level contract drafting techniques, to humanizing your criminal client for a better outcome and more, check out these great, up-to-date CLE from top Lawline faculty. 

Here are some recent highlights:

  1. The Craft of Contract Drafting: How to Write Great Agreements. In a world of boilerplate agreements, being a great draftsman can make an attorney stand out. This program covers various contractual structures and nuanced clauses to mitigate risk. The course  is designed for in-house counsel, but will benefit any transactional attorney. 
  2. Criminal Mitigation: How to Humanize Your Client to Gain A Better Outcome. This course, taught by attorney and forensic psychologist Mark Silver, discusses how to use psychological analysis to help humanize the client, and at what points during the case different humanizing techniques will be the most effective. 
  3. Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law. This program uses hypotheticals to review common scenarios where attorneys may find themselves asked to represent a client outside of their home jurisdiction, identifying ethical pitfalls and best practices in cross-border representation. 
  4. The Ethics of Listening - and Not Listening - To Your Clients (Update). When clients want to make illegal or potentially frivolous decisions, or when the client may have diminished capacity, it’s up to the attorney to step in - but where is the line? This program analyzes hypothetical situations through the lens of the ethical rules in order to help attorneys navigate this tough situation
  5. How to Identify Patterns of Abuse in Clients. This program takes a look at the patterns of abuse that are not merely physical, and may be overlooked by the court. The course discusses how to identify these patterns in order to use expert evidence and successfully advocate for their client. 

 

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Written by Sarah Mills

Sarah graduated from Simon's Rock College in 2005 with a BA in Linguistics, then worked in events production for several years before obtaining a JD from New York Law School in 2012. Before joining Lawline, they worked in litigation management. They love working as a program attorney as it combines their legal knowledge and production background. They have two kids, two cats, and they love public transit and rainy days.

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