Business Document Drafting That Can Stand Up in Court: Litigation Perspective


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

Nicole Westbrook, Esq. Jones & Keller, Denver, CO, and Cash Parker, Esq., Hall & Evans LLC, Denver, CO, will highlight the contract errors that commonly end up in court as they explore strategies for shoring up business documents and limiting the potential scope of litigation. Acquire practical tips for catching drafting mistakes early and writing critical clauses to forestall the types of disputes that can land your clients in court. Learn how to advise clients and amends clauses with regard to force majeure, choice of forum and choice of law provisions, arbitration, waiver of jury trials, fee shifting, indemnity and limitation of liability.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Acquire practical, useful drafting skills and expert advice on common agreements
• Get written materials to use right away
• Gain insights on drafting smarter contracts that will hold up in court
• Receive expert guidance on drafting documents that limit the potential scope of litigation

Date / Time: October 8, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: October 8, 2020

Nicole Westbrook, Esq. | Jones & Keller

Ms. Westbrook was a former federal law clerk in the busiest trial court in the United States, Nicole’s trial practice focuses on one thing: the success of her clients. She works with dedication, tenacity, and commitment to prevail in significant, high-stakes business disputes that others won’t try. Past successes in underdog cases of IP theft and trade secret litigation have restored claimant property to the rightful owners and defended against millions of dollars in claimed damages. Nicole is an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), where she builds up skills of fellow litigators. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star and recognized as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” and a “Compleat Lawyer” by Law Week Colorado. Nicole was also nominated “Forty Under Forty” by The Denver Business Journal.
Cash K. Parker, Esq. | Hall & Evans LLC

Mr. Parker is a trial attorney. His diverse practice encompasses transportation, hospitality/facilities management, insurance /commercial disputes, and real estate litigation. In his transportation practice, Cash represents national railroad and trucking companies in Federal Employers’ Act Liability (FELA) cases, grade crossing accidents (initial response, investigation, and litigation), toxic exposure claims, traffic accident investigation, and defense. Cash also represents national hospitality/facilities management companies and counsels them on risk management topics. Cash’s experience further extends to bad faith litigation on behalf of major insurers, commercial disputes, real estate litigation, and appeals of all types of matters. Cash began his career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dennis A. Graham of the Colorado Court of Appeals, where he gained valuable insight into functioning of the judiciary.

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1. Acquire practical, useful drafting skills and expert advice on common agreements

2. Get written materials to use right away 2:15-2:30

3. Gain insights on drafting smarter contracts that will hold up in court 2:30-2:45

4. Receive expert guidance on drafting documents that limit the potential scope of litigation