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Informal Logical Fallacies: Part 1 of a 4-part Logic, Argumentation, Persuasion Series

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Lenné Espenschied, Esq.
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The purpose of this powerful new series is to help lawyers develop a practical, working knowledge of the principles of logic, argumentation, and persuasion.  “Logic” is a study of the principles of sound reasoning; “Argumentation” is the process of reasoning systematically to support a proposition; “Persuasion” is the process by which a person’s attitudes are influenced by communications from other people.  In Part 1 (of this four part series), we’ll focus on ten common informal logical fallacies, discussing how they are formulated; how to recognize them; how to use them; and how to refuse them in legal arguments and in contract negotiations.  



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Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the Top 3 contract drafting speakers in the country by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical, skills-based training for transactional lawyers.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses. 

She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association:  Contract Drafting:  Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011). 

After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her legal practice at the firm now known as Eversheds Sutherland; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.  As a law professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting.  Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice.  


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