Yesterday’s Seminar in New York

My New York “Contract Drafting—Language and Layout” seminar took place yesterday. I haven’t yet reviewed the evaluations, but the participants appeared to have found it very useful. For my part, I enjoyed myself—giving a seminar is a good antidote to staring at the computer screen. And I remembered to mute the wireless microphone during the breaks—a minor triumph. As usual, I came away with a couple of interesting issues to explore.

One thing that surprised me about the seminar was the number of people who came from out of state. Another was the fact that few of the participants came from the big New York law firms. Before I started blogging I wrote this article suggesting why law firms might want to bring in a speaker to do a CLE program in contract drafting. The logic would apply equally to having their associates participate in a seminar.

Because attendance handily exceeded the target that West Legalworks set, I expect that I’ll be giving this seminar in other parts of the country. I’ll repeat a suggestion I’ve made previously: if you’d like me to do a seminar in your neck of the woods, click here to send an email to Rachel Constant of West Legalworks.

But next up is Atlanta on Wednesday, March 7th. If you’d like to find out more, click here to see the brochure; to register, go to this page of the West Legalworks website.

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.