Some More BigLaw Seminar Feedback

I’ve previously (in this blog post and this blog post from November 2009) ruminated over the relative dearth of BigLaw associates at my public seminars in the U.S. (Canada is a different matter entirely.)

So when some do materialize, it’s a little like a birdwatcher spotting a variegated flycatcher.

Last week I held one of my West “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in Boston; a good time was had by all. Present were two associates from Brown Rudnick, an AmLaw 200 law firm. They were kind enough to provide the following testimonials:

This seminar was insightful, very well structured, and covered key topics. Ken Adams was very engaging and presented the material in a way that made it interesting and accessible. What I learned will be very helpful in my law-firm work. I expect to be consulting regularly not only Ken’s book but also the seminar slides and exercises.

Lan L. Marinelli
Associate, Brown Rudnick LLP

The exercises that we worked through together were a valuable part of the seminar. Ken is a great speaker—he kept the room engaged and made the seminar interesting. I know that I’ll be implementing most of the drafting suggestions in my day-to-day work as a corporate associate. Thank you for a great seminar. Well done!

Shelly L. Shaw
Associate, Brown Rudnick LLP

So I remain confident that how many law-firm associates attend my seminars is a function of a stew of cultural issues that have little to do with the merits of my seminars or the relevance of the topic. In any event, the show goes on:

Incidentally, I’ll continue doing my seminars even after Koncision Contract Automation is up and running. I expect we’ll come up with some sort of interesting marketing tie-in.

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.