CBA SKILLED LAWYER SERIES 2017
ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR LITIGATORS
Whether most of your cases settle or you make regular appearances in court, the success of your litigation practice depends on the continuous refinement of your skills and knowledge.
In order to advocate effectively for your clients, you need to understand and implement best practices in litigation project management, client communication, settlement negotiation, and written and oral persuasion.
This eight-module curriculum explores the transferable skills that are essential at every stage of the litigation process – from the initial client intake meeting, and through the various steps leading to settlement or a final judgement in court.
A faculty of experienced litigators will walk you through practical and proven techniques for learning your case and keeping it on track ... managing client expectations ... knowing when and how to settle ... writing and presenting persuasive legal submissions ... and avoiding ethical pitfalls along the way.
Here’s what we’re going to cover:
Project Management for Litigators
February 15, 2017
Understanding Your Case: Asking the Right Questions
February 23, 2017
Avoiding Communication Breakdown With Your Client
March 9, 2017
To Settle or Not to Settle: Strategy and Tactics for Litigators
March 23, 2017
The Art of Persuasive Writing
April 6, 2017
The Art of Persuasive Speaking
April 20, 2017
The Science of Body Language: Performance Skills for Litigators
May 4, 2017
Top 10 Ethical Traps That Litigators Should Avoid
May 18, 2017
View the Skilled Lawyer Series 2017 programs on “The Legal Lifecycle of a Business”.