Join My 6 August 2020 Webinar on Training in Contract Drafting

On Thursday, 6 August 2020, at 8:00 a.m. PT, I’m doing a Law Insider webinar entitled “Training in Contract Drafting; What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and Why It’s Not Enough.” Go here to register.

Obviously I have training on my mind, what with launch of my new course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. But the webinar won’t be me politely extolling the benefits of training. Some topics we’ll cover:

  • Just as traditional contract language is dysfunctional, so is the way people learn to draft.
  • The foundation for training in contract drafting should be how to say clearly in a contract whatever you want to say, and for that the only game in town is A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting.
  • Changing how we train people has to be part of a broader change in how we draft contracts.

The seminar is hosted by Mike Whelan, a solo lawyer turned consultant. His business is called Lawyer Forward; that’s also the name of his book. And there’s his podcast. I expect an interesting discussion.

In honor of this webinar, allow me to exhume my 2014 post entitled “The Music Man” and the Traditional Approach to Training in Contract Drafting. I still love the analogy it draws, but I’m pleased I can now offer you a relevant clip from the great 1962 movie starring Robert Preston.

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.