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Logic, Argumentation, and Persuasion Series Part 3: Convince Me

Total Credits: 1.0 CLE, 1.0 Ethics

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Original Program Date:
May 10, 2022


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How convincing are you?  From time to time, all lawyers have to convince someone of something, whether in contract negotiations or litigation.  In this program, Part 3 of Logic, Argumentation, and Persuasion, we’ll show you how to use classical logical syllogisms to construct more compelling arguments.  We’ll consider formal logical fallacies that undermine your proposition and reduce your chances for success.  We’ll review convincing syllogisms from several recent SCOTUS cases.  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:

  • The differences between conditional, categorical, and disjunctive syllogisms, and when to use each;
  • How to construct a valid syllogism;
  • Six different kinds of formal logical fallacies, and how to avoid them;
  • When to use deductive reasoning; and
  • When to use inductive reasoning.

Lenné Espenschied, Next Level Contracts

Speaker Bio
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 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.




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