Details of My Seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania (Including Why I’m Doing It)

[Updated May 29, 2014: My Vilnius roll-of-the-dice fell short: it was so last minute that my local partner wasn’t able to find enough people interested. I expect to go to Vilnius on some future trip.]

On 30 May, I’m doing a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania, at the Hotel Artis. For information in English, go here; for information in Lithuanian, go here. (The text is still being adjusted.)

The online system for registering is in Lithuanian, so if you would like to register in English, please call +370 5 254 6856 or email

The registration fee is 253 Euros per person, but if you register before 18 May, it’s 202 Euros. Compared with my seminars elsewhere, that’s an utter bargain.

This seminar will be my first excursion into Eastern Europe, and I don’t know when I’ll be back there again, so if you’re in Latvia, Estonia, or Poland (or perhaps even Russia) and have wanted to attend one of my seminars, this might be your best opportunity.

Linden Screenshot

How come I’m doing a seminar in Lithuania? A friend told me that I should check out the website of the Lithuanian law firm Linden. Above is one of the photos they have in rotation; peering out from the briefcase is none other than the second edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting! I took that as a sign from the gods of contract drafting that I should go to Lithuania. (Mark Anderson wondered whether I was referring to Kelių dievas (Kielu Dziewos), a Lithuanian god of trade and travel.) Linden’s managing partner, Justinas Jurkonis, was happy to act as fixer, putting me in touch with Verslo zinios, the leading Lithuanian business daily.

I’m looking forward to this. Please spread the word to anyone in the region who might be interested in attending.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

3 thoughts on “Details of My Seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania (Including Why I’m Doing It)”

  1. Wonderful news! I would be so happy to attend (not sure yet if I am able to come from Moscow on May 30)

    • I hope to see you there! I was told that some sort of paperwork is required for travel to Lithuania from Russia, so I haven’t so far attempted to spread the word to Russians. Was I misinformed?

      • I have just obtained a Lithuanian visa without much trouble (not valid for 30 May, unfortunately). It is a matter of 5 days. Some paperwork is indeed required, but it is not extensive or unreasonable: a letter of invitation, confirmation of stay etc. In any event, lots of Russians (lawyers included) who would need a visa to come to Lithuania, do travel a lot and very often have valid long-term Schengen visas. I have posted a small announcement to the Legal English sub-forum at a Russian site, but it does not cover a large audience, I think.


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