Writing to Win: The fundamentals of legal writing (including 1 hr. ethics – navigating conflicts of interest, a legal ethics guide)

Howard S. Suskin
Howard S. Suskin
Jenner & Block LLP

Partner in Jenner & Block LLP’s litigation department Substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters. Co-chair of Jenner & Block LLP’s class action and securities litigation practices.

Cari Sheehan
Cari Sheehan
IU Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law and Ethics with the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she teaches courses in Business Law and Ethics.  In addition, Ms. Sheehan teaches courses at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis, including Torts and Appellate Practice and Procedure.

On-Demand: June 30, 2022
Writing to Win: The fundamentals of legal writing (including 1 hr. ethics – navigating conflicts of interest, a legal ethics guide)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Session l - Writing to Win: The fundamentals of legal writing - Howard Suskin

Effective legal writing is essential to persuading a court to rule in your client's favor. This program will enable you to master techniques for organizing your briefs and presenting your arguments clearly to maximize your opportunity to achieve a favorable outcome. The topic will share best practices for effective legal writing and how to avoid common writing errors. It will offer helpful practical tips from an experienced appellate advocate about how to draft briefs efficiently and communicate your written advocacy to the court effectively.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Structure of Briefs
    • Organization of Briefs
    • Use of Headings
    • Developing Roadmaps of Arguments
  • Making Briefs Clear
    • Paragraphs
    • Styles
    • Citations
  • Rules and Tips for Drafting

Session ll – Navigating conflicts of interest, a legal ethics guide - Cari Sheehan

Have the conflict rules ever confused you? Well, you are not alone! Conflicts confuse attorneys on a daily basis even though resolving conflicts and working through conflict issues occur daily. This seminar will help you navigate the conflict rules and teach you how to identify and help resolve conflicts of interest. This seminar will explore Model Rules 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11 in connection with conflicts. This is a seminar you will not want to miss!

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Discuss Model Rule 1.7, current client conflicts
  • Understand how to utilize consent letters to resolve conflicts
  • Joint representation
  • Discuss Model Rule 1.9, former client conflicts
  • Discuss Model Rule 1.10, imputation of conflicts and lateral hires
  • Discuss Model Rule 1.11, government conflicts
  • Real-life scenarios and tips/tricks

Date / Time: August 11, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Howard S. Suskin_Jenner & Block LLP_myLawCLEHoward S. Suskin | Jenner & Block LLP

Partner in Jenner & Block LLP’s litigation department Substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters. Co-chair of Jenner & Block LLP’s class action and securities litigation practices.

Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized his work in several areas, including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law.

Been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and recognized by Chambers for achievement in Securities Litigation. Illinois Super Lawyer named him a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer ten times.

He is on the faculty of Practicing Law Institute; and has lectured extensively; instructed legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School; and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-writer of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation.

J.D. degree, with honors, University of Michigan Law School; graduate, with distinction, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University.

 

Cari-Sheehan_Barnes-&-Thornburg-LLP_myLawCLECari Sheehan | IU Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law and Ethics with the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she teaches courses in Business Law and Ethics.  In addition, Ms. Sheehan teaches courses at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis, including Torts and Appellate Practice and Procedure.

Ms. Sheehan graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.A. in 2004, Ms. Sheehan then earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2007.

Ms. Sheehan is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois.  She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Indiana and Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to joining the faculty at the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis, Ms. Sheehan worked as a Professional Responsibility Attorney at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP in its Indianapolis office.  Ms. Sheehan’s practice focused on various legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. In addition, Ms. Sheehan worked as an Adjunct Professor at Butler University in the Lacy School of Business.  She taught courses in Business Ethics and Business Law.

In her early years of legal practice, Ms. Sheehan also practiced as a litigation attorney working on a wide variety of litigation matters, including Title IX litigation, employment discrimination, bullying and school litigation, complex torts, civil rights litigation, police misconduct, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death claims and criminal issues. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois.

Agenda

Session l – Writing to Win: The fundamentals of legal writing | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

  1. Structure of Briefs | 2:00pm – 2:20pm
  2. Making Briefs Clear | 2:20pm – 2:40pm
  3. Rules and Tips for Drafting | 2:40pm – 3:00pm

Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

Session ll – Navigating conflicts of interest, a legal ethics guide | 3:10pm – 4:10pm

  1. Discuss Model Rule 1.7, current client conflicts | 3:10pm – 3:20pm
  2. Understand how to utilize consent letters to resolve conflicts | 3:20pm – 3:30pm
  3. Joint representation | 3:30pm – 3:35pm
  4. Discuss Model Rule 1.9, former client conflicts | 3:35pm – 3:45pm
  5. Discuss Model Rule 1.10, imputation of conflicts and lateral Hires | 3:45pm- 3:55pm
  6. Discuss Model Rule 1.11, government conflicts | 3:55pm – 4:05pm
  7. Real life scenarios and tips/tricks | 4:05pm – 4:10pm