Hey, Bar Associations! Want Your CLE Session to Be Well Attended? Make It About Contract Drafting

In my experience, people will turn out for continuing-legal-education sessions on contract drafting. For example, at those annual meetings of the Association of Corporate Counsel that I’ve attended, the sessions on contract drafting have been mobbed. And turnout at last week’s CLE event organized by the Idaho State Bar (see this post) conveyed the same message. So, bar associations, if … Read More

Do I Ignore What Courts Might Say? What the Other Side Might Say?

In case it’s of interest, below is my response to feedback I received from someone who attended one of my recent international seminars. The first issue discussed is one I also addressed in this recent post. I’m pleased that you found the seminar worthwhile, but of course what particularly caught my eye was your final comment: Appreciate your crusade for … Read More

You Can’t Focus on Just “Important” Stuff

Seminar customers will sometimes ask me, in effect, to focus on the important stuff. I respond that it wouldn’t make sense to have me do that. Take, for example, my “categories of contract language” analysis. Sure, some of the distinctions are more important than others. A prime example is the distinction between obligations and conditions. But that distinction would be … Read More

Save the Date: New 2013 Canada “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars

I’ve scheduled two new Canada “Drafting Clearer Contracts” public seminars for Osgoode Professional Development: Calgary, October 24, 2013 Toronto, November 6, 2013 I’ll put additional information online as soon as it’s available. And things are looking good for my first-ever OPD seminar in Montreal in early 2014. Cela serait génial!

My New Offering: A One-Hour Presentation

I’ve updated this site’s page on my in-house seminars to note that I’m now offering a one-hour presentation entitled “The Bad (and Good) News About Contract Language and the Contract Process.” Here’s the description: In addition to his seminars, Ken offers a one-hour  presentation on problems with traditional contract language and the traditional contract process and how organizations can address those … Read More

Reminder: My April “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars in Europe

My thoughts are turning to my April “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in Geneva, Hamburg, and Copenhagen. There’s still time to sign up. For more information, go here; to register, go here. Each participant is given, at no extra charge, a copy of the third edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. Why would you want to attend? To … Read More

Hey, Hong Kong! Check Out What Singapore Had to Say About My Seminar!

I’m giving a seminar in Hong Kong on 5 March. (For more information, go here.) If people in Hong Kong are uncertain of the value of what I have to offer, here is some fresh feedback from participants at last week’s Singapore seminar: Extremely informative and useful Exceeded my expectations as new ideas & concepts are visited Very interactive and novel … Read More

Copenhagen “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar in April 2013!

I’m delighted to announce that hot on the heels of my seminars in Geneva and Hamburg, I’ll be giving a day-long “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Thursday, 18 April 2013. My host for this seminar is Maersk Line, the global container shipping company. I’m very pleased to have their support. Go here [link no longer available] for complete details … Read More

Save the Date: U.S. “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars in 2013

In addition to roaming the globe in 2013, I’ll be doing a full complement of U.S. “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars for West LegalEdcenter: March 27, 2013, Dallas, TX April 4, 2013, Atlanta, GA May 9, 2013, Chicago, IL May 22, 2013, Denver, CO June 13, 2012, Morristown, NJ September 12, 2013, Boston, MA October 9, 2013, Minneapolis, MN October 31, … Read More

Geneva and Hamburg “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars in April 2013

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving day-long “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8, 10, and 11 April 2013 (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday) and in Hamburg on 15 and 16 April 2013 (Monday and Tuesday). These seminars will follow my seminars in Asia and Australia. It will be an adventurous start to 2013! My host for the … Read More