LawPay Weekly Condensed Curriculum

Looking for a productive way to spend your lunch break? Or a crash course on a particular legal topic? Claude Ducloux, LawPay's Director of Education and attorney at law, has created several condensed programs to give legal professionals a fast-paced way to keep their skills sharp and their practice modern. These programs originally aired as webinars, but they're now available on-demand for you to watch anytime, anywhere.

View all On-Demand webcasts below:

Preparing and Cross-Examining Witnesses

Originally aired: May 8, 2020

The art of effective cross-examination is more than simply asking the right questions. This course will teach you how to take your cross-examining skills to the next level, including how to maintain credibility, making each question productive and comprehensive, the best practices for handling special experts, and more.

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Litigating in a Divided Nation (Condensed)

Originally aired: May 1, 2020

Our nation is more polarized than ever, with often wildly different worldviews from person to person. This condensed version of Litigating in a Divided Nation will give you a crash course on understanding how your client’s point of view plays a critical role in how you navigate their case, how you can effectively communicate with them, and much more.

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The Danger of Boilerplate Contract Provisions

Originally aired: April 24, 2020

Not all contract provisions are “one-size-fits-all.” Making use of a boilerplate contract without proper review or revision can have unintended and dangerous consequences for all parties involved. This course will teach you how to properly tailor your contracts based on the unique needs of each client, as well as the ins and outs of common contract clauses.

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Ethics of Contract Negotiation

Originally aired: April 17, 2020

Want to improve your contract-drafting (and client relationship) skills? This course will teach you how to effectively identify and avoid common mistakes in contracts, whether you should point out mistakes in the opposing counsel’s contracts, and other common issues around ethical contract negotiation.

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Effective Ethical Behaviors in the Pursuit of Conflict Resolution

Originally aired: April 3, 2020

Effectively reaching the best possible resolution for your client relies upon a variety of factors and skills. In this course, you’ll learn about reading your client’s expectations and motives, cultivating a productive relationship with the opposing counsel, identifying your own biases in your own decision making, and more.

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Client Relations and Law Firm Finances

Originally aired: April 10, 2020

Did you know that lack of communication, explaining time frames, and handling sensitive information are among the most common grievances filed against legal professionals? We’ll break down these as well as several more of the most common grievances from clients in this 30 minute condensed webinar.

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Practicing Law in the Shadow of COVID-19

Originally aired: March 27, 2020

At a time when social distancing was the norm, legal professionals were rapidly transitioning their practices to effectively work from home. This course highlights best practices to running a law firm remotely, including setting up a proper work space, making use of communication tools, cybersecurity considerations, and more

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NOTE: Every one of these condensed legal education programs has previously been approved for CLE credit in their original 1-hour formats in multiple jurisdictions. All programs will be qualified in Texas for CLE credit, and each attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Unfortunately, there is not sufficient time (usually a minimum of 60 days) for LawPay to have these weekly webinars specifically approved in other jurisdictions. Each attendee must use the “self-study” rules available in most jurisdictions to seek credit.