How to Keep Your Business Communications From Turning into Evidence that Will Blow Up Your Business

The Legal Leverage® Academy is hosting a 2-day seminar: How to Keep Your Business Communications From Turning into Evidence that Will Blow Up Your Business on Nov. 27th and 28th at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.
Nov. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Legal Leverage® Academy Kicks Open Doors to 2-Day Smoking Gun Boot Camp at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC on November 27th and 28th

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – November 13, 2012
-- It’s too late for retired General David Petraeus.  Smoldering smoking gun e-mails, revealing an illicit affair and triggered his resignation as Director of the CIA last week.  Had he attended the new Legal Leverage® Academy boot camp he would have discovered that electronic communications are forever.

Sometimes all it takes is one “innocent” yet ill-conceived comment to trigger a chain reaction that escalates into a conflict of interest, a dispute, or an ugly lawsuit that can sink your career or business faster than you can say Titanic. Good intentions are not enough to prevent unwanted consequences. What you say and how you say it really does make a difference.

That’s why the Legal Leverage® Academy is sponsoring a 2-day seminar “boot camp” program: How to Keep Your Business Communications From Turning into Evidence that Will Blow Up Your Business on November 27th and 28th at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

Who is it for?

● Busy professionals who want to protect their careers and their business from smoking gun evidence;

● Executives and managers in critical positions of authority with supervisory responsibility;

● Executives, managers and entrepreneurs who want to confidently convey their business message without added legal liability;

● Executives, managers and entrepreneurs who hate the crushing cost of business litigation; and

● Lawyers and human resource professionals who want to provide more value to their clients.

What will you discover by attending?

The 12 rules for preventing smoking gun documents.

These are the practical, battle-tested rules developed and taught by Legal Leverage® Academy founder Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, Esq.. She is an award winning, best-selling author, and “recovering tobacco lawyer,” with more than 30 years of practical legal experience advising clients at big companies and small.

She has also appeared on MSNBC and FoxNews, has also been on faculty at two top tier MBA programs, and called “a lawyer you can love” by a Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author.

During the 2-day program you’ll be taken on a deep dive into each one of these rules and will walk away with a clear understanding of how to “bulletproof” your business communications, including a checklist for future reference.

How to apply the 12 rules to the employer-employee relationship.

Whether it comes to the hiring process, the disciplinary process, a sticky performance review, or involuntary termination, the employer-employee relationship offers plenty of opportunities for employers to accidently create “smoking gun” documents. Karen Elliott, Esq., an employment law partner at Sands, Anderson in Richmond, Virginia will be presenting. Since employment litigation is a hot area with more suits being filed annually from year to year, you can’t afford to miss this.

How to take the high road in business communications without compromising your message.

Civility in business communications can go a long way towards eliminating and reducing “smoking guns.” Civility expert, Mary Jane McKittrick, reveals the high cost of incivility and judo strategies businesses have used to flip this liability into an asset and increase their profitability. What that means for you is that more civility is not just a “nice” thing to do; it’s a smart business investment.

How the attorney-client privilege is the ultimate form of confidentiality.

Attorney-client privilege is the most powerful tool you can use to shield a document from production in litigation. But you need to know how it works before the sauce hits the fan, otherwise you could accidently waive the privilege and make a bad situation worse. Donna Berkelhammer, Esq., an attorney from the Raleigh office of the law firm Sands, Anderson reveals the do’s and don’ts you need to know before it’s too late.

The 3 Little Bears of Document Retention.

Keeping business documents longer than necessary increases the cost of litigation if you get sued because now there are more documents to be reviewed and produced. But, destroying documents prematurely can lead to costly sanctions. Like the story of the three bears, you want to get it “just right” and Dave Mazza, Esq., partner at the Winston-Salem office of the law firm Womble, Carlyle explains how.

To register and learn more about this unique, information packed conference visit

More about Legal Leverage® Academy:

The Legal Leverage® Academy focuses on teaching proven litigation defying tactics and strategies to busy executives, managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs who prefer to spend their time growing their businesses instead of defending themselves in a court of law.  The Academy is part of Business M.O., LLC, the company that promotes principled business practices and offers management consulting and leadership development with a legal twist.

More about Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, Esq.

Legal expert Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, Esq. is the No Nonsense Lawyer, who reveals the insider secrets that take the bite out of business legal liability. Her specialty is the intersection of business and law. She is an award winning author, speaker, and founder of Business M.O., LLC and the Legal Leverage® Academy.

Publications include the best-selling books, Champions: Knockout Strategies for Health, Wealth, and Success from Today’s Leading Experts and The Business Guide to Legal Literacy: What Every Manager Should Know about the Law.

Hanna has been featured on MSNBC and FoxNews and was recently filmed by Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Nic Nanton, for a segment of America’s Premier Experts that will air on ABC, NBC CBS and Fox affiliates nationwide.

Hanna earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University, her MBA degree from Cornell University, and her law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, where she won awards for her advocacy skills. She has also been on the faculty and taught at the Duke University Fuqua School of Management and the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. She is also on the editorial board of The Journal of Business Ethics and a member of the New Jersey and Washington, D.C. bar.

H. Hasl-Kelchner
Business M.O., LLC

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