Ken Adams’s “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar is a uniquely rigorous overview of issues relating to contract language and layout and is based on his book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. (For information about the book, go here.)
The focus is not on what you say in a contract, but how to say clearly and concisely whatever it is you want to say. It’s suitable for all levels of seniority, as much of what Ken has to say comes as news to even senior lawyers. It’s structured to encourage discussion, with participants analyzing examples and doing short redrafting exercises. Go here for a sample agenda.
Ken gives a public version of this seminar throughout the U.S. and Canada and internationally.
Here are the dates for Ken’s 2019 public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in the US with Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute (each day is a Thursday):
- Nashville, TN, 14 March
- Hoboken, NJ, 4 April
- Chicago, IL, 2 May
- Boston, MA, 19 September
- Seattle, WA, 26 September
- New York, NY, 7 November
- San Jose, CA, 5 December
As part of Orlando Government Contracts Week, organized by Federal Publications Seminars, on 21 March 2019 Ken is doing a “Drafting Clearer Contracts for Government Contractors” seminar in Orlando, Florida.
On 4 November 2019, Ken will once more do a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in London, hosted by UCL Faculty of Laws. For more information, go here. Go here for feedback from participants at the 2014 seminar, and see this blog post for information about Ken’s activities in England.