DAY 1: LOGIC AND ARGUMENTATION FOR LAWYERS
Do you reason logically? Can you build a compelling argument? All lawyers have to convince someone of something sometimes, whether in contract negotiations or litigation, but some lawyers are more convincing than others.
This powerful new program helps you develop a practical, working knowledge of the principles of classical logic and argumentation.
In this cerebral program, learn:
- To recognize at least 16 logical fallacies
- To construct more compelling arguments
- To identify logical flaws in your opponent's argument, as well as your own
- To use categorical, conditional and disjunctive syllogisms in legal arguments
- To boost your confidence in arguing for your client
- To build credibility
- To improve the quality of your work
- The differences between facts, inferences, beliefs, opinions and norms
- Whether "facts" are always reliable evidence
- How principles of classical logic can help you argue more convincingly
- Informal Logical Fallacies
- Is That a Fact?
- Classical Logical Syllogisms
DAY 2: CONTRACT DRAFTING ERRORS THAT CAUSE LITIGATION
What types of contractual provisions get litigated most frequently? Which drafting errors appear most often in ambiguous contract cases? Our speaker conducted a methodical survey of 50 state and federal ambiguous contract cases decided in 2021 to determine the answers to these questions (and others).
In this fast-paced and imminently practical program, using data and examples distilled from recent cases, you learn which provisions are more likely to be litigated when a breach occurs and which errors cause the most litigation.
From this program, you also learn how to avoid the most common errors and how to draft leases, contracts and agreements more confidently.
- How Courts Assess Ambiguity
- Examples of Embarrassing Errors Good Lawyers Made With Definitions That Caused Litigation in 2021 Cases
- Examples of the 5 Most Common Phrasing Patterns That Cause Litigation
Monday-Tuesday, February 14-15, 2022
Day 1: 12:25–4:20 PM
Day 2: 8:25 AM–12:20 PM
The In-Person Live event is limited to 100 registrants. Register early to reserve your seat!
Click here to view the full program agenda.
IN-PERSON LIVE LOCATION
North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary
Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.
Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)
- Lenné Eidson Espenschied, Lenné Espenschied Continuing Legal Education, Saint Simons Island, GA
NCBA CLE Department
North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours
See pricing below.