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Sharpening Important Tools of Your Trade - Better lawyering through intentional focus on vivid language

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Venue: Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Sharpening Important Tools of Your Trade - Better lawyering through intentional focus on vivid language, persuasive metaphors, and magic forensic words

Co-sponsored by the Practice Management and Marketing, and New Lawyers Sections

Deadline to Register: March 7, 2016

Chief Justice John G. Roberts was once quoted as saying "Language is the central tool of our trade." We might assume we are masters of language, but in fact mastery of language for persuasive purposes is an art that requires conscious attention just as much as investigating the facts of a case do.

Among the opportunities - using more vivid words, finding and fitting the best metaphors to your situation, and ferreting out smoking guns by focusing on a core set of potentially inculpatory terms and indirect patterns of speech.

Lunch and registration will begin at 12:00 p.m. The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. 


Former PMM chair LaVern Pritchard is the founder of Pritchard Law Webs, through which he publishes LawMoose and its larger more sophisticated offspring, the Laugment lawyer augmentation system. Laugment functions as a legal brainstorming and problem solving network, law practice intellectual capital system, and Internet command center. It does so by capturing and organizing the building blocks of legal thought and actions and the contexts in which legal problems and opportunities arise.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Law Office Management CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 217266

Cost (includes lunch):

Practice Management/New Lawyers Section Members:  $15.00 
MSBA Member not in the PM&M and NLS Sections:  $25.00 
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00 
Law Students: Free 

Join the Practice Management & Marketing Section:  $24.00  MSBA members who are not members of the Practice Management & Marketing Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Tram Nguyen to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Instructions will be emailed the day before the program.

Want more information about the Practice Management and Marketing Section? 
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy. 
Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

No sessions have been associated with this event.