What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting
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What should litigators know about drafting contracts? In a word, EVERYTHING! Litigators regularly draft settlement agreements, waivers, and releases as part of litigation practice and often draft other contracts as well; however, the objectives of contract drafting differ from the objectives of other forms of legal writing. This means even experienced litigators' contract drafting skills may be woefully deficient until they take proactive steps to learn best drafting practices. This program presents seven practical techniques to significantly improve drafting competency in just one hour!
Lenne' Espenschied, Next Level Contracts
Lenné Espenschied 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 (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.