Some More BigLaw Seminar Feedback

I’ve previously (in this blog post and this blog post from November 2009) ruminated over the relative dearth of BigLaw associates at my public seminars in the U.S. (Canada is a different matter entirely.) So when some do materialize, it’s a little like a birdwatcher spotting a variegated flycatcher. Last week I held one of my West “Drafting Clearer Contracts” … Read More

Some Feedback from My Chicago “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar

Getting ready for today's "Drafting Clearer Contracts" seminar in Chicago. — Ken Adams (@AdamsDrafting) May 2, 2019 On 2 May I did a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Chicago, at the Standard Club, for Thomson Reuters. For the heck of it, here’s what some of the 45 people in attendance had to say in response to the question “How … Read More

Feedback from My Recent Boston “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar

It’s been a while since I put online any feedback from one of my “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars. That’s due to a practical complacency. The seminar world is a ruthless one: if you don’t cut it, you’re gone. If I’ve had the privilege of doing, oh, around 250 seminars worldwide over the past dozen years, it’s because they’re informative, they’re … Read More

Feedback from My Public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar in Houston

In two ways, my approach to seminar testimonials has changed over the years. First, I no longer include the name and organization of the person providing a testimonial: I don’t think that information enhances the value of the testimonial, and I’m sure that many people who otherwise would give testimonials decline to do so because they don’t want me parading … Read More

Feedback from Participants at My University College London Seminar

I described in this post how I had been a little nervous about how I’d be received in England. Well, the initial feedback from participants at my seminar for University College London suggests that I needn’t have worried too much. Here’s a sample: Ken’s personality and enthusiasm made the course. It has been a long time since I enjoyed a … Read More

Upcoming “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars, Plus Thoughts on Some Negative Feedback

I’m gearing up for the fall seminar season. Here are the public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars I’ll be giving through the end of the year: Boston, MA, September 15 (Hey, Bingham associates—it’s being held in your building!) Minneapolis, MN, October 12 Washington, D.C., October 25 New York, NY, November 2 Toronto, ON, November 16 Santa Clara, CA, December 8 I … Read More

Mulling Over Feedback from a Law-Firm In-House Seminar

I used to be reticent about asking for feedback after giving an in-house seminar—heaven forbid that I should be a nuisance! But I now make a point of asking for such feedback. I’m acutely aware that my seminars are a mixture of bad news (Everything you know is wrong!) and good news (Here’s how to fix it!), and so it’s … Read More

Save the Dates: 2020 “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars in Chicago, Boston, New York, and San Francisco

This is where I’ll be doing public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in the United States in 2020: Chicago, March 12, 2020 Boston, May 7, 2020 New York, September 24, 2020 San Francisco, Dec 3, 2020 I’ll put registration information up once it’s available. Four locations is the fewest since, well, forever. I’m disappointed that Texas is again missing, and Seattle … Read More

London “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar on 4 November 2019

I’m pleased that on Monday, 4 November 2019, I’ll once more be doing a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in London, hosted by UCL Faculty of Laws. For more information, go here. And go here for feedback from participants at the 2014 seminar. While I’m at it, here’s a grab-bag of stuff with an English nexus: Go here for the Law Society … Read More

Save the Date: 2019 U.S. “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars

Drawing on all Thomson Reuters’ big-data and artificial-intelligence resources (not really), we’ve decided on these cities and these dates (each of them falling on a Thursday) for my 2019 public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in the United States: Nashville, TN, 14 March Hoboken, NJ, 4 April Chicago, IL, 2 May Boston, MA, 19 September Seattle, WA, 26 September New York, … Read More