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Writing to Win: Results-Oriented Writing for Busy Litigators – Sept. 15

A National Speaker Seminar

Success in legal practice demands writing skills that combine precision, persuasion, and the ability to make yourself understood quickly. You have to get to the point clearly and concisely-or risk losing clients. Nationally acclaimed lecturer and author Steven D. Stark, known for his witty and engaging style, will share with you dozens of everyday useful hints to help you write to win. This  course will show you how to become a more effective, persuasive writer of everything from routine correspondence to appellate briefs, and get the results you want. The fast-paced format combines lectures, class exercises, discussions, and a good dose of humor to make the course practical, focused-and fun. Past audiences have agreed that Steven Stark kept their interest for every minute of the class!

What the seminar will cover:
• The four keys to better argument
• Ethics and professionalism of legal writing
• Using narrative, facts, and the hallmarks of creative writing to make better arguments
• Affidavit, complaint, and discovery drafting
• Special factors in technical and litigation writing
• Writing better demand letters
• Oral argument from a writer’s perspective
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National Speaker:
Steven Stark
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Steven Stark has taught hundreds of writing and speaking courses to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Steven is also the author of four books and one e-book. He has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, as well as a columnist for the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette.

A former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, he has a vast background in the fields of legal writing, communication, & inter-cultural studies.

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Writing to Win: Results-Oriented Writing for Busy Litigators
A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
3 CLE / .5 E – Friday Afternoon, September 15
1:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

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Come Early for the Morning Seminar and Save on Both Seminars!

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Legal Writing in a Smartphone Age
A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
3 CLE / .5 E – Friday Morning, September 15
9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Legal Writing in a Smartphone Age – Sept. 15

A National Speaker Seminar

Living in an electronic world – where short, condensed writing is the norm – has negatively impacted communication in today’s litigation and contract drafting.

Writing is an essential tool for you as an attorney. You work with words every day – in your memos, pleadings, client letters, emails – and the words that you choose
in those documents convey your ability and confidence.

Are you sending the right message? This course focuses on learning to write effectively using a combination
of lectures, class exercises and discussions. There will be a special emphasis on drafting and the rules of construction.

You can expect to find out:
• How to write and edit more efficiently in the e-age
• How to apply storytelling to your writing of statements of fact
• How studying advertisements can help your arguments
• Ethical issues relevant to legal writing – RPC1.1 (Competence); 1.3 (Diligence); 1.4 (Communication); 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions)

Topics covered:
• Organizing your ideas: proper style, paragraph structure
• Convincing leads and conclusion: avoiding legalese
• The ethics of legal writing including citing to adverse authority, attributing sources, and use of metadata regarding electronic communication.
• How the internet changes the rules of privilege
• Writing for courts
• The process of editing (yourself and others)

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National Speaker:
Steven Stark
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Steven Stark has taught hundreds of writing and speaking courses to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Steven is also the author of four books and one e-book. He has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, as well as a columnist for the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette.

A former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, he has a vast background in the fields of legal writing, communication, & inter-cultural studies.

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Legal Writing in a Smartphone Age
A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
3 CLE / .5 E – Friday Morning, September 15
9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

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Stay for the Steven’s Afternoon Seminar and Save on Both Seminars!

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Writing to Win: Results-Oriented
Writing for Busy Litigators

3 CLE / .5 E – Friday Afternoon, September 15
1:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conf. Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These! – June 27

Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These! – June 27

SCOPE OF PROGRAM:
Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful state bar disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, but, in fact, for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined ethical obligations. (Don’t take money from the client trust account. Don’t sleep with the attractive domestic client you are representing in an ongoing divorce proceeding. Be candid with the court., etc..) It’s not rocket science—in fact, anyone who has sat in on a basic Professional Responsibility class would know such conduct is ethically problematic. And yet it happens. A lot. Even to our own friends and colleagues.

This engaging, highly interactive program provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?” Based on a brand new original short film, written and co-produced by Michael and Chris, interspersed with a discussion among 4 experienced legal malpractice defense attorneys regarding the intersection of ethical decision-making and the manifold sources of stress encountered by attorneys in day-to-day practice.

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Get a Sneak Preview!
Here is a link to the official trailer video for this program.

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SCHEDULE
8:30 A.M.      Registration & Coffee
8:55 A.M.      Welcome & Course Objectives
9:00 A.M.      Program Begins
10:30 A.M.    15 Minute Coffee Break
12:15 P.M.     Adjourn

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WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
“Very entertaining and compelling – I wasn’t even on my phone! Good remedies and fresh ideas!”

“Lively engagement, personable presentation style; video presentation makes potentially painful subject more bearable.”

“Humorous and Relevant.”

“Engaging presenters – fun with some really practical ideas on how to deal with complex issues.”

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NATIONAL SPEAKERS
Chris Osborn
ReelTime CLE, Charlotte, NC

Michael Kahn
ReelTime CLE, Vancouver, British Columbia

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NOBODY TOLD ME THERE’D BE DAYS LIKE THESE?
A National Speaker Seminar
3 CLE / 3 E – Tuesday, June 27;  9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

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How to Say “No” & Preserve the Relationship – June 7

How to Say “No” & Preserve the Relationship – June 7

In this program led by negotiation expert Martin Latz, participants will shift their mindsets and behavior from instinctive to strategic based on experts’ proven research. Next time you face a situation, you will systematically think about which strategies to use and have a framework within which to approach it. How you say “no” will then be based not only on your own experience, but collective experiences of the best negotiators in the world and on the most up-to-date research.

TOPICS:
• Introduction – The “Family Negotiation Story”

• Participants’ Challenges in Saying “No”

• Discuss Latz’s Five Golden Rules in How to Say “No” & Preserve the Relationship,
including:

   – Information and Interests are Key – Don’t jump to “No”
   – How to Explore Mutual Interests
   – Ways to Open Up and Share More to Strengthen Relationships

• Prepare a Strategic Plan to Say “No”
   – Individually select an example
   – Prepare a Strategic Plan based on taught elements to say “No”

* Discuss Latz’s Five Golden Rules in How to Say “No” & Preserve the Relationship,
   including:
   – Understanding the Meaning of “No”
   – When to Say “No” and When to Say “Yes”

• Continue to Prepare a Strategic Plan to Say “No”
   – Prepare a Strategic Plan based on taught elements to say “No”

• Negotiation Ethics – Part I, including discussion of Stalking Horse Scenario and its:
   – Morality – is it right or wrong?
   – Ethics or Legality – does it cross the legal or ethical line?
   – Effectiveness – does it work?

• Discuss Latz’s Five Golden Rules in How to Say “No” & Preserve the Relationship,
   including:

   – Powerful Standards that Lessen the Negative Impact of “No”

• Prepare a Strategic Plan to Say “No”
   – Individually prepare a Strategic Plan based on taught elements to say “No”

• Negotiate One-on-One Exercise

• Debrief Exercise, focusing on:
   – Elements that worked well, not well and how to improve in the future

• Discuss Latz’s Five Golden Rules in How to Say “No” & Preserve the Relationship,
including:

   – Ways to Frame a “No” with a Yesable Offer
   – Language to Psychologically Make Them Feel Good When Hearing “No”
   – When to Involve Others in the “No” Conversation
   – How to Control the Setting to Improve the Relationship
   – Impasse-Breaking Strategies if You Say “No” You Reach Impasse

• Prepare a Strategic Plan to Say “No”
   – Prepare a Strategic Plan based on taught elements to say “No”

• Negotiate One-on-One Exercise

• Debrief Exercise, focusing on:
   – Elements that worked well, not well and how to improve in the future

• Negotiation Ethics – Part II, including discussion of
   The “False Promise” Scenario & its:

   – Morality – is it right or wrong?
   – Ethics or Legality – does it cross the legal or ethical line?
   – Effectiveness – does it work?
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NATIONAL SPEAKER:
Martin E. Latz, Esq.
Latz Negotiation Institute, AZ
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HOW TO SAY “NO” & PRESERVE THE RELATIONSHIP
A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
6 CLE / 6 CME / 1 E – Wednesday, June 7; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

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