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12/9/2016
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8 Mistakes Experienced Contract Drafters Usually Make (Webinar)
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Are you making some of the most common errors in drafting contracts? In this session, we’ll consider real examples from recent high-profile transactions of flagrant contract drafting errors that instantly reveal the drafter’s lack of familiarity with best drafting practices and damage his or her credibility. We’ll make practical and imminently useful recommendations to help you avoid these drafting errors, improve the quality of any drafting project, and build a stronger personal brand.

12/7/2016
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #130183. 1.0 hours CLE

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$85 - All Registrants


Are you making some of the most common errors in drafting contracts? In this session, we’ll consider real examples from recent high-profile transactions of flagrant contract drafting errors that instantly reveal the drafter’s lack of familiarity with best drafting practices and damage his or her credibility. We’ll make practical and imminently useful recommendations to help you avoid these drafting errors, improve the quality of any drafting project, and build a stronger personal brand.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

·         Why contract drafting is a core competency for virtually all lawyers;

·         How drafting competency is often neglected in the pursuit of substantive expertise;

·         How flagrant drafting errors damage a lawyer’s reputation;

·         How to recognize 8 common contract drafting practices that are actually flagrant errors; and

·         Highly practical, effective techniques to avoid these flagrant errors and significantly improve your contract drafting expertise.

Originally recorded November 14, 2016.

Lenné Eidson Espenschied, Esq.
Lenné Eidson Espenschied practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses. Now, she is a national speaker who has trained thousands of lawyers in the U.S. and Canada in the art of legal drafting through continuing legal education seminars for bar associations, law firms, and corporate legal departments. She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association: Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 2 nd Ed. 2015) 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 in the Atlanta office of Sutherland; she also served as

Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office. As 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.



If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; sweber@nebar.com

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098