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Contract Drafting with Ken Adams – Program Options

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Effective contracts are the cornerstone of most business relationships and transactions. With so much riding on these agreements, you need to know what you are doing.

OsgoodePD’s contract drafting programs, designed and delivered by Ken Adams – the leading authority in contract drafting – will provide you with the skills you need to succeed in the complex arena of contract drafting.

For full agenda and course descriptions, view the brochure PDF.


> Drafting Clearer Contracts (October 23)
A Comprehensive and Disciplined Approach to Drafting Agreements

  • Efficient (and less efficient) contract usages
  • Mastering how to lay out the body of the contract
  • Using defined terms and avoiding ambiguity

> Advanced Drafting Clearer Contracts (October 24, 9:00am – 12:30pm)

Do you regularly work with existing contracts or are often asked if your client is properly protected if it signs its supplier’s or an opposing counsel’s contract? Take your contract drafting skills to the next level and drill down on how to effectively amend and restate contract language in this hands-on and interactive advanced workshop. Topics include:

  • In-depth analysis on the different categories of contract language
  • How to effectively and efficiently identify problems with pre-existing contract language
  • Apparent (and not so apparent) drafting errors


From the comfort and convenience of your office, take advantage of this unique opportunity.

In five, 60-minute lunch hour sessions, refine your drafting skills and get expert insight and advice on how to handle the most common drafting errors. Register for the complete series (special bundled pricing) OR choose one OR several sessions:

  • > The Front and Back of the Contract
    November 15, 2018 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST)
  • > The Categories of Contract Language
    November 22, 2018 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST)
  • > Contract Language – Ambiguity, Vagueness & Defined Terms
    November 29, 2018 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST)
  • > Selected Usages – Problematic Words & Phrases in Contracts
    December 6, 2018 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST)
  • > Drafting as Writing – Layout & Typography
    December 13, 2018 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST)

Plus! You can access the program On Demand for up to 60 days after the program date.

Unavailable to attend the live replay sessions? Order the On Demand sessions and get 60-day access to the sessions when your schedule permits.

Accredited By


“Great program. Hands-on. Great opportunity to think, do, participate, ask & ultimately improve skills. Very thought provoking, informative, insightful.”
Ann Walters, Infrastructure Ontario

“Thought provoking as always. Excellent course. Very practical and useful.”
Heather Babcock-Cormier, The Regional Municipality of York

Drafting Clearer Contracts
Series Sample