Law For Non Lawyers
Law for Non Lawyers
You can improve your value to your organization and serve your organization better by recognizing some of the legal issues that work organizations face on a regular basis. For non-lawyers in a variety of work environments, you will find out what you should know and when to consult a lawyer. After completing this course, you will better understand legal issues in the workplace, know when your organization needs to consult a lawyer, have the knowledge to better serve your organization, and work with lawyers.
Unit 1: Understanding Legal Documents.
-Common legal terms.
-Why lawyers write the way they do.
-Overview of regulations and how to find them.
-Contracts, when they generally happen.
Unit 2: Do I need a lawyer?
-What types of things can I handle myself?
-Copyrights, business formations, claims.
-Non-lawyer document preparation.
-Lawyer fee structures.
Unit 3: Intellectual property.
-What’s in a name? Copyright and trademark issues.
-Trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements.
-Covenants to not compete.
Unit 4: When Mistakes Happen.
-What kind of exposure am I looking at?
-Criminal laws, personal injury.
-Product liability an copyright infringement.
-What to expect in a courtroom.