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.
- Austin, TX, 24 March
- Pittsburgh, PA, 21 April
- Chicago, IL, 19 May
- Morristown, NJ, 9 June
- Seattle, WA, 23 June
Here are the dates for Ken’s seminars for the rest of 2016 (additional information to come):
- September 15, Boston, MA
- September 22, Indianapolis, IN
- October 6, Washington, DC
- October 27, Minneapolis, MN
- November 3, New York, NY
- December 8, San Francisco, CA
- December 9, San Francisco, CA (advanced seminar on the categories of contract language)
For testimonials from a public seminar Ken gave in Houston, go here.
On 5 April and 7 April 2016, Ken will be giving “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in Geneva, Switzerland, at the offices of the international law firm Orrick. For more information, go here. To register, go here.
In March, Ken will be giving the following seminars in China:
- Beijing, 8 March
- Shanghai, 10 March
- Hong Kong, 11 March
Anyone who’s interested should contact Simon Huang of SiS Conference at email@example.com or +86 21 5160 0280-666. Go here for a brochure. Go here for the agenda for the 2015 seminars; the agenda for the 2016 seminars will be very similar. Go here for a blog post about Ken’s 2015 seminars in China. And go here for Ken’s Q&A with China Law Blog about using English-language contracts in China.
Ken also gives in-house versions of this seminar.