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With Michelle Whelan (Assoc. Dean, Cornell Law School).
Wed, Feb 21, 2024 @ 01:00 PM   FREE   Venue, Cornell University

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What Every Company Employee Should Know

How comfortable would you feel sharing every email you've drafted with someone you hardly know - or, worse, a complete stranger? What about your text messages being used as evidence in a lawsuit against your company? In the complex landscape of business, understanding that emails, text messages, & other documents you generate might have a legal impact on your company is crucial. In addition, understanding how to communicate properly with the company's attorney can make a huge difference now - as well as in the future - if a lawsuit were ever to arise.

How would documents you create show up in a lawsuit? How might you be called upon to participate in a lawsuit involving your company? Whether you work directly with your company's attorneys or not, this conversation will benefit you as we explore how to properly communicate in a manner that attorneys prefer as well as how a lawsuit unfolds. We'll also discuss how you can communicate an analysis of a business problem in a manner similar to the way attorneys communicate an analysis of a legal issue.

Join Michelle Whelan, a Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, as she examines key legal concepts everyone should know as part of their working life. She'll explore what attorneys usually look for during litigation & what you can do to help your company's attorneys successfully represent the company.

The types of materials attorneys look for during the discovery process of a lawsuit
What to avoid when drafting emails, text messages, & other documents
Some key words & phrases that are used in litigation
What attorneys do to objectively analyze a legal issue & to communicate that analysis in writing
How to ensure that you are communicating properly with the company's attorney
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