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Event Date Mon Nov 29 +08 - Tue Nov 30 +08 (in about 1 month)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Nov 28 8:00pm - Mon Nov 29 11:00pm
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ALB is pleased to present internationally renowned contracts expert Ken Adams for 2-part webinar. This hands-on webinar explores how to draft contracts that express deal terms clearly and effectively, saving you time and money, enhancing your competitiveness, and mitigating risk. Rather than simply lecturing, Ken uses interactive exercises, encouraging participation and addressing practical considerations related to the drafting process. This masterclass is valuable for both junior and senior legal professionals, with tips that apply to all contracts drafted in English, whatever the governing law.

What you’ll learn?
• Practical skills from a global industry leader
• The problem with traditional contract language
• How efficient contract drafting can benefit your business
• The basics of rigorous contract language and layout
• Why revising your contract process can improve contract language

Who should attend?
• Lawyers
• In-house counsel
• Paralegals and managers in law firms and corporations
• Contract managers
• Anyone who drafts, negotiates, or reviews contracts

Special offer- Special Discount For The Book "A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting".

Each participant can purchase a copy of the latest edition of Ken Adams’s book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting at a 30% discount. The seminar explores issues addressed in detail in this one-of-a-kind book that has become a valued resource for the legal profession.

This 2-part Virtual Masterclass Covers:
The state of contract drafting

• Costs and causes of deficient drafting
• Goals for the program

The Front and Back of the Contract
• Title and introductory clause
• Function and layout of recitals
• Traditional recital of consideration
• Concluding clause
• Role of exhibits and schedules

Categories of Contract Language:
• Different categories of contract language and their function
• How to distinguish between categories
• Why does it matter?

• How to present sections, subsections, and enumerated clauses
• Using Adams’s enumeration scheme
• Issues of typography

Using Defined Terms:
• Two kinds of definitions
• Role of the definition section
• Using an index of defined terms

Ambiguity and Vaguenes:
• Different kinds of ambiguity
• How to avoid them
• How to use vagueness

Select Usages
• Problematic words and phrases:
• Clearer alternatives

Drafting as Writing:
• Some general principles of good writing that apply to contract drafting

Bringing It All Together
• Redrafting sample provisions

Effecting Change
• The individual
• The organization


2021 Speakers

Ken Adams
Author, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting