What You'll Learn

Legal practice today involves so much more than just solid writing skills. In this course, new attorneys can learn everything they need to hit the ground running at their first jobs out of law school.

  • Learn how to write for any audience—including colleagues, partners, and judges.

  • Get a grip on basic oral presentation skills.

  • Learn how to make a great impression on everyone you meet.

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Legal Practice Basics Lessons

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction to Legal Practice Basics

  • 2

    Making the Right Impressions

    • The Basics

    • Recap

    • Mastering Your Impressions

  • 3

    First Day Takeaways

    • The Basics

    • Recap

    • Mastering Your First Days

  • 4

    Killing Projects

    • The Basics

    • Recap

    • Mastering Projects

    • Projects Checklist

  • 5

    Playing to the Crowd

    • The Basics

    • Recap

    • Playing to the Crowd Writing Peeves Checklist

  • 6

    The Verbal Download

    • The Basics

    • Recap

    • Presentations Cheat Sheet

  • 7

    Legal Practice A to Z

    • Introduction

    • Meeting the Client

    • Preliminary Considerations

    • Filing Your Case: The Pleadings

    • Getting the Facts: Discovery

    • Exiting Before Trial

    • Trial

    • Appeals

    • Criminal Cases

    • Recap

  • 8

    Downloads

    • Legal Practice Basics Course Checklist

    • Practice Basics Cheat Sheet

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