Do You Want to Present “Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass” to Your Organization?

In this blog post I reminded myself and you all that A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting has a life independent from me: just as you don’t need me to read MSCD, you also don’t need me to teach MSCD. In that spirit, would you be interested in presenting my course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass to a group from your organization?

Masterclass is built around eight live hour-long sessions held once a week and supplemented by reading and quizzes. To quote, uh, me, “Masterclass is the quickest and surest path to becoming an informed consumer of contract language and gaining control of your drafting. There’s nothing like it.” Go here for more information.

Presenting Masterclass doesn’t involve hard work. Much of the hard work has already been done: I wrote MSCD and I’ve created the online curriculum for Masterclass. And the rest of the hard work would be done by participants in your series of Masterclass. You would be the facilitator.

Here’s what presenting your own series of Masterclass would involve:

  • You would participate in Masterclass, if you haven’t already. The next series starts on 8 June (go here), and I’ll soon announce series starting in September, October, and November.
  • You and I would go over what your role would be, and we’d discuss what’s in the materials until you’re comfortable with them.
  • I’d help you incorporate documents used by your organization, if that’s of interest.
  • I’d create your series of Masterclass on the Thinkific platform and I’d enroll the participants.
  • You’d use your own Zoom or Teams account for the weekly live sessions.
  • Your organization would buy copies of MSCD from the American Bar Association at my advantageous presentation-customer rate.
  • If relevant, you and the participants would get continuing-legal-education credit, administered at no cost to you by the American Bar Association’s ABA MCLE Accreditation Service.
  • If it’s of interest, I would join you for an additional ninth session, to discuss with you and the participants whatever you wish to discuss.
  • Your organization would pay me, but much less than what I charge to present a private series of Masterclass.

Why might you want to do this? Perhaps because you’d enjoy acting as facilitator. Because people in your organization would benefit from participating. Because it would be an economical alternative to having me be the facilitator. You might come up with other reasons of your own.

What do you think?

If this is of interest, contact me at

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.

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