A Plan for “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars in Europe

A few days ago I announced that in May I would be doing “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in Geneva, Switzerland. Well, I’ve just cancelled them. One reason was that I hadn’t given people enough notice. But there’s a bigger issue. Over the last few years, my Geneva seminars have been the only seminars I do without a partner to provide … 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

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

Register for My 23 & 24 October 2018 Toronto “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars (Including the “Advanced” Seminar)

On 23 October I’m doing a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Toronto with my longtime partner Osgoode Professional Development. I’ve done more seminars in Toronto than anywhere else, for more than 2,000 participants, and I’m looking forward to returning. And on 24 October I’m doing a half-day “Advanced” seminar devoted “the categories of contract language”—how to use verb structures to … Read More

You Work with Contracts in India? I’d Like to Hear from You

I’ve previously announced that 4 October 2018 I’ll be giving a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Mumbai with Asian Legal Business. (For more information, go here.) I’ve had very little contact with India over the years. In 2017 I played a tiny part in a contract-drafting competition run by an Indian law school. Also in 2017, I wrote this post … Read More

Information Now Up for My Seoul “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar on 16 November 2018

I’m looking forward to returning to Seoul for a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar on 16 November 2018. Go here for more information, in Korean; go here for an English-language flyer. My enthusiasm for Korea is such that in 2014 I wrote and had translated into Korean an article for Korean Legal Times entitled English-Language Contracts: Reducing the Clutter and Confusion. Go … Read More

Seminar Information Now Up: Mumbai! Singapore! Hong Kong! Tokyo!

My seminar partner Thomson Reuters Asia has posted information for the following upcoming “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars: Mumbai, 4 October 2018 Singapore, 10 October 2018 Hong Kong, 12 October 2018 Tokyo, 14 November 2018 I look forward to all these seminars, but the Mumbai seminar will be my first in India. Heck, it will be my first visit to India, … Read More

Save the Date: Seoul “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar on 16 November 2018

I’m delighted that on 16 November 2018 I’ll once again be giving a public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Seoul with LAWnB, a Thomson Reuters affiliate. I’ll let you know when information about the seminar is online. Meanwhile, to find out more, contact Hyunmok (Nicole) Cheong, at To get in the mood, go here for my “Notes from the … Read More

Swiss Law Firms and My Seminars

In a couple of weeks I’ll be in Geneva for my intime public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars. For more information, go here. My wife and I lived in Geneva for three years in the 1990s, my daughter was born there, and my brother lives there, so I always enjoy visiting Geneva. I’ve given perhaps a dozen seminars in Geneva to … Read More