ON DEMAND: MCLE: Practice Wisdom: Or, the Things they Should Teach You in Law School But Don't

Class recorded January 13, 2021

It’s often said that you don’t really learn how to practice law until you get into your first few years of practice – but what do you learn in those first few years? And, what should you continue to learn in the years that follow? In this class, learn how to hone those vital but overlooked “soft skills” that you don’t get in law school.     

Class covers:

  • How experienced attorneys navigate office environments, client interactions, and the courtroom – and how to emulate their success
  • Which questions to ask about how things really work
  • How to generate professional opportunities, and which opportunities to take advantage of
  • How to stay focused on what you want to achieve in a given interaction
  • How experienced lawyers approach litigation, and the value of “negative space”

Earn 1 hour participatory California general MCLE credit: After registration, a staff member will email you the course materials, an evaluation form, and your Certificate of Attendance (usually the next business day). Register first, then watch the recording to the end and answer the questions provided in the popup to verify your attendance.

Registration fee: $20
Non-refundable payment.

Presented by Karen A. Rooney and Vince M. Verde:

Karen Rooney has over 30 years of litigation experience, mostly in employment-related claims, including extensive trial and arbitration experience. Ms. Rooney served on the Board of the L.A. County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service and has volunteered as a mediator with both the Bar Association and the L.A. County Superior Court. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Vince Verde is the head of Ogletree Deakins’ Trial Practice Group. He is a litigator and former prosecutor with extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in multiple jurisdictions, in single and multi-plaintiff actions. He was honored with the Philippine American Bar Association’s Trailblazer Award, and served as appellate counsel in several cases resulting in published opinions. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law.

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