Public Seminars

Drafting Clearer Contracts Ken Adams’s “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar is a uniquely rigorous overview of issues relating to contract language and layout and is based on his book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. (For information about the book, go here.)

The focus is not on what you say in a contract, but how to say clearly and concisely whatever it is you want to say. It’s suitable for all levels of seniority, as much of what Ken has to say comes as news to even senior lawyers. It’s structured to encourage discussion, with participants analyzing examples and doing short redrafting exercises. Go here for a sample agenda.

Ken gives a public version of this seminar throughout the U.S. and Canada and internationally.

Go here for to register for Ken’s 2015 “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in the U.S. But you might have to click on the link twice. The first time will might take you to the home page for West LegalEdcenter, the second time will take you to the pages for Ken’s seminars. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Ken will be giving for Marcus Evans a two-day version of his “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Bangkok on 6–7 August (information here) and in Kuala Lumpur on 10–11 August (information here).

Ken will be giving a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar for Osgoode Professional Development in Toronto on October 21, 2015 (information here). He’ll also be doing on October 22, 2015, a workshop entitled “Advanced ‘Drafting Clearer Contracts': An Intensive Program in the Categories of Contract Language” (information here). This workshop will allow participants to develop further their understanding of “categories of contact language,” the foundation for controlled drafting. More information about both these seminars will be made available closer to the dates.

Ken will be giving a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in London, at University College London, on November 2, 2015 (information here). For feedback from participants at Ken’s 2014 seminar at UCL, go here.

In the second and third week of November 2015, Ken will be giving “Drafting Clearer Contacts” seminars for Thomson Reuters in Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, and perhaps one other city.  For information about these seminars, go here.

For testimonials from a public seminar Ken gave in Houston, go here.

Ken also gives in-house versions of this seminar.