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2023 Solo and Small Conference - Document Automation to Build an Unbundled Legal Product

$50.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Kenton Brice

Presented at 2023 OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference  Document Automation to Build an Unbundled Legal Product   Unlock the potential of document automation as Kenton Brice guides you through the latest techniques and technologies. Learn how to seamlessly integrate data with your legal expertise, saving valuable time and resources. This program empowers legal professionals to create legal documents such as contracts, agreements, and pleadings with ease. Enroll today and revolutionize your document creation process to maximize productivity and efficiency!   Presented by:  KENTON BRICE  Director of the Law Library at the University of Oklahoma College of Law  Kenton Brice is the Director of the Law Library at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Prior to joining the College of Law, Kenton practiced as an associate attorney with the firm, Christman Kelley & Clarke, PC, where he gained extensive experience in the trial and appellate courtrooms and the boardroom, handling various litigation and transaction matters for the firm. During his short practice, Kenton earned honors as the Texas Appellate Lawyer of the Week by Texas Lawyer magazine for successfully appealing a case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as becoming a member of the Texas Bar Association's Pro Bono College for serving on the board of directors and executive committee for the nonprofit, Serve Denton. In addition to his legal work, Kenton administered all the firm's technology to enhance the firm's efficiency in all aspects of professional and legal work. Brice graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2009. Kenton is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, and the Texas Bar Association.   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. 

  • On-Demand
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  • 52
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  • 6/23/25
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2023 Solo and Small Conference - The Benefits for Lawyers of Using Plain Language

$50.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Melissa Brooks and Shandi Stoner (Campbell)

Presented at 2023 OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference The Benefits for Lawyers of Using Plain Language   The first year of law school involves learning a lot of new legal terminology. It is only natural that we lawyers want to use our expanded vocabulary. But when communicating with clients who haven’t been to law school or drafting  a document that a jury might be examining in litigation, the benefits from avoiding “legalese” and using language that everyone can understand are many. Using plain language is an important skill for today’s lawyer.   Presented by:  MELISSA BROOKS  Director of Legal Information and Engagement of Legal Information and Engagement, Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation   SHANDI CAMPBELL  Director of Landlord/Tenant Resource Center, Housing Solutions   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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  • 45
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  • 6/24/25
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ChatGPT: Lawyers' Friend or Foe?

$85.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Lenne Espenschied

ChatGPT: Lawyers Friend or Foe?   OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research and development company. On November 30, 2022, Open AI introduced a model called ChatGPT that interacts with humans in a conversational way. In this program, you will learn about what ChatGPT is capable of doing, and in fact is already doing. You will see examples of ChatGPT's drafting and editing abilities. By analyzing what it got and what it got wrong, you will learn how it can assist you in your practice.  You will learn how lawyers are already harnessing the power of AI apps to practice more effectively.   Speaker: LENNE ESPENSCHIED Lawyer, Author, National Speaker and Professor Lenné Eidson 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 legal practice at the firm now known as Eversheds Sutherland; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office. As a law professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting. Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be 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. 

  • On-Demand
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  • 64
    Min.
  • 5/9/25
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Ethical Issues in Contract Drafting

$85.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Thomas E. Spahn

Negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts are processes fraught with ethical issues.  Negotiations sometimes require zealous advocacy, taking maximal positions; other times, they require delicacy and balance. Reviewing and drafting complex contracts is a similar ethical minefield. If you discover that the draft of a contract contains materially incorrect assumptions about the law but which will benefit your client, do you have the duty to disclose or correct the error?  In the same way, if the contract contains faulty assumptions about material facts, must you disclose those faulty assumptions?  And how do these rules apply when drafting a contract?  This program will provide you with a real world guide to the ethics of negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts. ·         The law – when you know a counterparty has made faulty assumptions benefiting your client, must you say? ·         The facts – when a counterparty makes faulty factual assumptions, must you correct? ·         Ethics and rescission – are you ever ethically obligated to rescind or restate a contract? ·         Ethics in negotiations – what’s the line between zealous representation and deception? Speaker:   Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.   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. 

  • On-Demand
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  • 60
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  • 3/7/25
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LIVE REPLAY: Buying Time: Options Contracts in Real Estate

$85.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Anthony Licata

Buying Time: Options Contracts in Real Estate Options in commercial real estate transactions give the option holder more time to conduct due diligence, obtain financing and any necessary governmental approvals, and consider whether the transaction is truly viable.  The property owner, whose land is optioned, loses the right to sell the property to a third party for the duration of the option, but earns a fee for doing so.  In a world of complex and risky commercial real estate transactions, where time is often of the essence and risk is high, options allow developers, investors and others an effective mechanism to buy time and take a wait-and-see-approach.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting essential provisions of options in commercial real estate transactions, including avoiding costly traps.    Negotiating and drafting most essential terms of option contracts in real estate transactions Economics of real estate option contracts, including the purchase price of the underlying property and market volatility Duration of exclusive period, fees, and extensions – and relationship to market conditions Nature of exclusive period – access to property, restrictions on marketing, cooperation in obtaining permits Role of contingencies – financing, regulatory, market variables Practical uses, traps, and alternatives to options   Speaker: Anthony Licata is a partner in the Chicago office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where he formerly chaired the firm’s real estate practice.  He has an extensive practice focusing on major commercial real estate transactions, including finance, development, leasing, and land use.  He formerly served as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and at the Illinois Institute of Technology.         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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  • 3/18/24
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