• January 20, 2011

Litigators generally spend between 90-99% of their professional lives in their offices, on the phone, in conference rooms — not in court and not in trial.  “Ms. Foreperson, has the jury reached a verdict?” is a lot less frequent than negotiation and settlement.  But many lawyers spend more time honing their trial advocacy skills at the expense of more important and practical skills of negotiation and structuring transactions — which is how almost every civil legal dispute plays out.

The Center for Negotiation and Justice at William Mitchell College of Law will host Transactions and Settlements: A Negotiation and Drafting Workshop for Lawyers from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Friday, Feb. 11.

During the hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will learn the fundamental drafting and negotiating skills used by transactional lawyers, litigators, and other attorneys.

William Mitchell Professor Greg Duhl and Director of the Center for Negotiation and Justice Jim Hilbert will provide individualized feedback as you:

  • Understand the key steps to effective preparation
  • Avoid the common pitfalls in negotiating and drafting
  • Know your way around an agreement, and the rationale and function for different types of clauses
  • Use the drafting process as part of your negotiation strategy

The workshop costs $125 and is open to the public. Continental breakfast, box lunch, and afternoon coffee are included.  Application has been made for six CLE credits.

To register, contact melissa.richard@wmitchell.edu, or 651-290-6319.

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