Dangerous Documents: Avoiding Land Mines in Your Records and Emails (Feb 2023)

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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 (1:00 PM) - Wednesday, 01 February 2023 (3:00 PM) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Regulatory professionals today are under intense pressure. Without thinking, you may write blunt comments on Post-it notes, send personal emails on the organization's computer, or write comments to colleagues that can be misinterpreted. If the organization is sued, these documents can become evidence. They could be used to embarrass you and the organization. In this interactive virtual class, you will have the opportunity to analyze improperly written documents and revise them so they will reflect the reader’s true intent. You will leave the session with ideas for protecting yourself and your organizations from unwelcome surprises.

Registration Fees

1 Nov 2022 – 1 January 2022: Member $195.00 |Nonmember $230.00
1 January 2023 – 1 February 2023: Member $230.00 |Nonmember $270.00

Learning Objectives

After completing the virtual class, you will be able to:

  • Recognize who can be held liable under the law
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Identify who should not be writing opinions on regulatory issues
  • Recognize how Post-it notes can cause trouble for organizations during a lawsuit
  • Identify words that will attract the attention of prosecutors or plaintiffs’ lawyers

Who Should Attend?

People who want to improve their writing skills when it comes to documents that could go under legal review.


Nancy Singer

Nancy Singer
President at Compliance-Alliance, LLC

Nancy Singer is President of Compliance-Alliance LLC. She is on the faculty of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She presently teaches classes for FDA Staff Colleges and FDA District Offices, Previously, she served as Special Counsel for the Advanced Medical Technology Association. For her efforts to improve communication between the government and the regulated industry, Nancy received Vice President Gore’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award and the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation. She began her career as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice doing litigation for FDA enforcement cases. Subsequently she was a partner at the law firm of Kleinfeld Kaplan and Becker. Nancy is a retired commander in the Naval Reserve.


RAPS reserves the right to cancel this program at its sole discretion. RAPS will not be responsible for travel or other costs incurred due to cancellation. 

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to raps@raps.org. Cancellations will receive a full refund minus a 20% administrative fee. RAPS is unable to accept cancellations by phone. 

Paid registration substitutions may be accepted with written approval from RAPS for requests received before the start of the event. To transfer a registration, email raps@raps.org with the event title, name of the original registrant and the contact information for the new attendee. 

Proof of Attendance

A certificate of attendance can be downloaded from the RAPS Learning Portal following the event.


For additional hands-on support, you can also connect with RAPS support 30 min prior to the workshophttps://www.raps.org/website/virtual-event-help

For account support, contact the RAPS Support Center: +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200 (8:30 am–5:30 pm EST, Monday–Friday) or email support@raps.org.

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