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.)
Ken has done hundreds of in-person Drafting Clearer Contracts seminars around the world, both public and in-house (for government agencies, companies, and law firms). But with the pandemic, he now offers this seminar online. See for example this July 2020 blog post about Ken’s presentation for the Nigerian Bar Association.
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.
For the in-person version, Ken can do a three-hour version, a day-long version (09.00 to 16.00 or 17.00), or anything in between. For the online version, Ken can do a three-hour version or a version with two three-hour sessions spread over two days. For a sample agenda for the latter option, go here.
If you would like to arrange an in-house seminar, whether online (the only option for now) or in-person (soon, we hope), contact Ken.
Below is a list of public in-person seminars that had been scheduled for 2020. It’s likely these seminars will be cancelled, postponed, or done online instead.
Here are the dates for Ken’s 2020 public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in the US with Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute (each day is a Thursday) (registration information to come):
ASIA & MIDDLE EAST
Here are Ken’s 2020 “Drafting Clearer Contracts” in Asia:
- Mumbai, 8 September 2020
- Kuala Lumpur, 15 September 2020
- Singapore, 16 September 2020
- Tokyo, 18 September 2020
- Seoul, 20 November 2020
On 26 October 2020, Ken is doing another “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Toronto for Osgoode Professional Development, and on 27 October 2020 he’s doing an an advanced half-day “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar on the categories of contract language. For information, go [to come].