[Updated 19 June 2020: Given the pandemic, all the dates below uncertain. This page will be updated as things become clearer.]
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.
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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):
On 9 November 2020, 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.
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].