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Lost in Translation: Can Your Client Hear You?
In legal practice, particularly legal practice in a large company in-house legal department, issues rarely present themselves in neat packages, one a time. Instead, events and decisions often arise quickly. They present themselves as a tangled whole – many issues, complex interrelationships, and conflicting implications. They usually involve multiple legal issues. Often, they must be ...
In legal practice, particularly legal practice in a large company in-house legal department, issues rarely present themselves in neat packages, one a time. Instead, events and decisions often arise quickly. They present themselves as a tangled whole - many issues, complex interrelationships, and conflicting implications. They usually involve multiple legal issues. Often, they must be responded to on a schedule not of the attorney’s making. An attorney's ability to handle critical communications with multiple audiences is critical to determining the client’s reaction to an event or situation.
The course is based on a hypothetical case study of an insurance company reacting to events in a southern coastal state following Hurricane Katrina in 2006. The background facts and issues will be real issues faced by the insurance industry in the post-Hurricane Katrina time frame, but the specifics of the operations and issues for the company and the state will be hypothetical.
Classes cover communications with varied constituencies relating to the case study (ex: Board of Directors, senior corporate executives, regulators, Congress, and the media.) Several sessions provide written and oral communication opportunities for a portion of students. One class will involve real time reaction to unplanned media inquiries. The final class will be an informative post-script that moves out of the hypothetical case study to actual, post-Katrina legal, public policy, and media events. Every class session includes substantial group discussion and feedback.