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Contract Basics for Paralegals

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Review your next contract with confidence - get a firm understanding of contract formation, essential terms and enforcement.

Contracts govern the basic business and commercial relationships for most of us; yet for many the basics of contract law remain a mystery.

here is often misinformation about such simple questions as: Is a handshake enough or do all the boilerplate terms of a contract really matter? This topic will address these and many more issues surrounding the formation and enforcement of contracts.

Areas Covered in the Session:

What Is a Contract?

  • Basic Elements
  • Oral or Written
  • Must Be Definite
  • What Is Not a Contract?

How Are Contracts Made?

  • Negotiations
  • Agreement on Terms
  • Written Contracts
  • Oral Contracts
  • Invoices, Purchase Orders and Other Forms

Why Are Contracts Legally Enforced?

  • Benefit or Bargain
  • Fairness
  • Purpose Legitimate
  • Your Word Is Your Word

Do All Terms in a Contract Matter?

  • Price and Quantity
  • Quality
  • Implied Terms
  • Boilerplate

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • NALA
  • NFPA
  • Paralegals
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Sean R. Smith, Taylor English Duma LLP

  • Attorney with Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta
  • Represents companies and individuals in a multitude of different areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Tried multiple actions in state and federal courts in Georgia and surrounding states, including a representation of Time Inc., which was noted as one of the 15 significant defense verdicts in the country in 1996
  • Represented numerous clients in appeals in both state and federal court
  • Advises clients on an ongoing basis regarding various methods of avoiding litigation and making litigation more effective and efficient when it is necessary
  • Briefed and argued appeals in numerous appellate courts, including the 11th Circuit, 6th Circuit, the Supreme Courts of Georgia and Montana, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • J.D. degree, University of Chicago; A.B. degree, on the Law review and was a Hinton Moot Court Finalist, Harvard College

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