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Logic Series Part 4 - Key Elements of Superpower Persuasiveness

$49.99
  • Author/Instructor:  Oklahoma Bar Association

Logic Series Part 4 - Key Elements of Superpower Persuasiveness Program Description:If you could choose your own superpower, what would it be?  The power of persuasion enables virtually all other pursuits, so it ranks high on the list of preferred superpowers for lawyers.  In this program, Part 4 of Logic, Argumentation, and Persuasion, we’ll showcase four different methods to enhance your power of persuasion. We’ll consider four classical rhetorical strategies and when to use them.  We’ll provide specific phrases to effectively articulate your position and practical techniques to connect your ideas.  We’ll use this information to help you construct more convincing, logical arguments and enhance your credibility in litigation and transactional practice, and even in casual conversations.  You’ll learn this and more: When to use logos, ethos, pathos, and kairos in arguments; 12 rhetorical phrases to presage your perspective; 6 ways to build coherence between ideas; and 5 literary devices for driving a point home.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 60
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  • 4/22/24
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More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers

$200.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Rick Horowitz

“More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers”  Rick Horowitz, Discussion Leader   Course Description  There’s what you know in your particular areas of the law – and then there’s how well you’re able to communicate that knowledge. Communicate it to a variety of different audiences, through a range of different documents, to accomplish many different goals.   That can be hard work. Even stressful work. Maybe you could use a little help.  Help is on the way! Join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz at the Oklahoma Bar Association on Tuesday, October 24, for “More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers.” It’s sure to be a lively and highly practical workshop that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn't know were in there.  We’ll explore the fundamentals (and the critical details) of creating clear, concise, well-organized, persuasive legal documents.?We’ll take a fresh look at some of the assumptions and habits that often lead lawyers down less-than-productive writing paths. And we’ll talk about other approaches that might be even better options for you in dealing with the variety of legal-writing tasks most lawyers face.   Briefs, memos, client letters, even daily correspondence all benefit from your deeper understanding of what goes into successful writing, so we’ll examine good and not-so-good writing to see what worked, what didn't, and why. Among the topics we might cover:  When Lawyers Write: What Can Go Wrong? Knowing Your Goal(s), Knowing Your Audience(s) The Writing You Do Before You Start Writing Being Concise (1): “What’s In? What’s Out?” Overcoming “Blank-Screen Panic”: Those First Few Words... Organizing for Impact: “Where Do I Put It?” Being Concise (2): “How Do I Say It?” Being Precise: Catching Those Problems Before You Hit “Send”... Writing as a Team Sport: Smoothing Out the Rough Spots Tone & Voice: “How Does It Come Across?”     Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 360
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  • 12/31/24
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On-Ramp: M&A Basics for New Transactional Lawyers

$150.00
  • Author/Instructor:  LennĂ© Espenschied

On-Ramp: M&A Basics for New Transactional Lawyers   Get up to speed FAST with this M&A basics program, which introduces 83 words and phrases M&A lawyers use to negotiate with other lawyers and 35 forms of common provisions.  Learn the difference between a direct merger, a forward triangular merger, and a reverse triangular merger.   Learn about specific kinds of risk unique to M&A transactions, like completion risk, mis-valuation risk, and value-shift risk, and learn tried and true techniques for shifting these risks to the other party.  Learn how a merger agreement is typically structured, what issues are covered in each section, and what dozens of words and phrases like “within the collar,” “Buyer Power Ratio,” and “Social Issues” mean, and how they factor into negotiating strategies.  We’ll walk through the articles of a typical merger agreement, covering each concept within the context of the provision where it usually arises.  Using 35 real forms from recent transactions as examples, you’ll learn exactly what you need to know to negotiate and draft M&A agreements more confidently.     Lenné Espenschied has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers. She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses.She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association: Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed.2019), and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011).After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her corporate practice with a large, national law firm; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.As a law school professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting; she is a contributing faculty member at West Legal Ed.She speaks nationally at continuing legal education seminars and provides private training at law firms and corporate legal departments. Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be more successful in transactional practice.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 180
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  • 12/31/24
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Opening Your Law Practice

FREE
  • Author/Instructor:  Jim Calloway

  Opening Your Law Practice Sponsored by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company This program does not qualify for MCLE credit.   A free seminar for new lawyers or those going into private practice. NEW this year is the option to attend in person or virtually.   The Business of Law Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program   How to Manage Everything! Jim Calloway and Julie Bays, OBA Management Assistance Program   Tools of the Modern Law Office, Hardware/Software and Fastcase Jim Calloway and Julie Bays, OBA Management Assistance Program   Professional Liability Insurance and Risk Management Phil Fraim, President, Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company (OAMIC)   Professionalism in the Practice of Law Presiding Judge David Lewis, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals   Trust Accounting and Legal Ethics Gina Hendryx, OBA General Counsel   How to Succeed in Law Practice Jim Calloway and Julie Bays, OBA Management Assistance Program       Sponsored by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company This program does not qualify for MCLE credit.       Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.                 

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  • 352
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  • 12/31/24
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The Same Coin: Parental Alienation

$125.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Jennifer J. Harman, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychology

  The Same Coin: Parental Alienation   The litigation of cases involving family violence is a complex area of law that strongly impacts the lives of millions of families. Unfortunately, there has been considerable misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings about family violence that have negatively influenced law, policy, and practice. This program was taken from a 6-hour, two-part training which focused on recent scientific advances and best practices for assessment and treatment for domestic violence (3 hours) and parental alienation (3 hours) legal cases. Case management, the use of experts, and litigation strategies will also be discussed.     Bio: Jennifer J. Harman, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and also holds two master’s degrees in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her research has focused on the topic of family violence, and she has published dozens of scientifically peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on this topic, particularly on the topic of parental alienation. She is currently the President of the International Counsel on Shared Parenting, and has been accepted as an subject matter expert witness on parental alienation and/or family violence in 16 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.   

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  • 150
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  • 12/31/24
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The Same Coin: Domestic Violence

$125.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Jennifer J. Harman, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychology

  The Same Coin: Domestic Violence   The litigation of cases involving family violence is a complex area of law that strongly impacts the lives of millions of families. Unfortunately, there has been considerable misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings about family violence that have negatively influenced law, policy, and practice. This program was taken from a 6-hour, two-part training which focused on recent scientific advances and best practices for assessment and treatment for domestic violence (3 hours) and parental alienation (3 hours) legal cases.  Case Management. the use of experts. and litigation strategies will also be discussed.     Bio: Jennifer J. Harman, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and also holds two master’s degrees in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her research has focused on the topic of family violence, and she has published dozens of scientifically peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on this topic, particularly on the topic of parental alienation. She is currently the President of the International Counsel on Shared Parenting, and has been accepted as an subject matter expert witness on parental alienation and/or family violence in 16 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 135
    Min.
  • 12/31/24
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The Same Coin: Domestic Violence and Parental Alienation

$200.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Jennifer J. Harman, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychology

  The Same Coin: Domestic Violence and Parental Alienation   The litigation of cases involving family violence is a complex area of law that strongly impacts the lives of millions of families. Unfortunately, there has been considerable misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings about family violence that have negatively influenced law, policy, and practice. This 6 hour, two-part training will focus on recent scientific advances and best practices for assessment and treatment for domestic violence (3 hours) and parental alienation (3 hours) legal cases. Case management, the use of experts, and litigation strategies will also be discussed.       Bio: Jennifer J. Harman, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and also holds two master’s degrees in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her research has focused on the topic of family violence, and she has published dozens of scientifically peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on this topic, particularly on the topic of parental alienation. She is currently the President of the International Counsel on Shared Parenting, and has been accepted as an subject matter expert witness on parental alienation and/or family violence in 16 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 300
    Min.
  • 12/31/24
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Trust Accounting Essentials

$125.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Gina Hendryx and Julie Bays

Trust Accounting Essentials   The need to handle with scrupulous care funds entrusted to a lawyer by a client or third person should be self-evident. Nonetheless, there are cases where practicing lawyers, either inadvertently or intentionally, mishandle trust funds, subjecting clients and third persons to the risk of economic hardship and undermining public confidence in the legal profession. The purpose of this is course is threefold: (1) to describe the rules for handling trust funds and property; (2) to discuss relatively recent changes to the handling of fees and trust transactions; and (3) to provide practical guidance on how to use both print and electronic tools to produce client and general ledgers and to perform proper three-way reconciliation of trust funds accounts.   1:30 p.m.        Rules for Handling Trust Funds and Property Gina Hendryx, OBA General Counsel   2:20  p.m.       Documenting Trust Transactions & Preparing Ledgers – In Print & Electronically (Scenario Completion) Julie Bays, OBA/MAP Practice Managemnet Advisor    3:10 p.m.        Break   3:20 p.m.        Essential Features of Electronic Tools for Trust Fund Accounting Julie Bays, OBA/MAP Practice Managemnet Advisor    4:10 p.m. Adjourn   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 130
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  • 12/31/24
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