If you’ve come here through the link the MSCD item in this month’s Section of Business Law eSource, welcome! While you’re here, let me tell you about a discount that I’ve arranged for section members.
I give with West Legalworks a public version of my “Contract Drafting—Language and Layout” seminar; click here for information about the seminars scheduled for the first half of 2009. A notable characteristic of my West Legalworks seminars thus far is that only a modest proportion of the participants have come from law firms. (My seminars in Canada are a different story.)
Here are some possible explanations:
- Maybe many firms feel that they don’t need outside help in training their associates in contract drafting, a notion I considered in this article in Lawyers Weekly.
- Maybe the pressures of work make it difficult to spend a day outside the office, particularly when in-house CLE presentations allow you to meet your CLE requirements.
- Maybe firms mistakenly feel they can get the same training from other outside providers (see this blog post).
- Maybe cost is a factor.
- Or maybe lawyers in private practice think their contract drafting is already more than adequate, something I took issue with in my recent National Law Journal op-ed piece.
Whatever the explanation, I’d like to encourage more law-firm lawyers to attend my seminars—when one’s discussing how to effect change in contract drafting, it’s nice to have everyone at the table.
So to that end, West Legalworks is offering members of the Section of Business Law a 20% discount on the registration fee for my seminars. To take advantage of it, register for my seminars by going to the registration page of the West Legalwork website—click here to do so. At checkout, enter the code ABABusLaw20, then click ”Apply.”