Draft concise and clear contracts. This intensive OsgoodePD course was designed to provide legal professionals, contract managers and contract drafters with a comprehensive and disciplined approach to contract drafting.
The focus is not on what to include in a contract, but how to express it clearly and effectively.
Ken Adams has developed a thoughtful and rigorous curriculum that will benefit both junior and more experienced drafters. Building on the content of his book, this practical one-day course will cover:
Materials for the course will include a copy of Ken Adams’ book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (2017, 4th edition), one of the American Bar Association’s best-sellers. It’s the only book of its kind, and has become a valued resource to the legal profession. Here is what one practitioner has said about Ken’s book:
“A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting is filled with practical advice. It certainly fills a need – the vast majority of agreements out there violate the principles Ken Adams states so clearly. Every lawyer who drafts or interprets contracts should have a copy of this book within reach.”
Michael A. Woronoff, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
PLUS! Don’t miss the Advanced Workshop – The Categories of Contract Language to take your contract drafting skills to the next level! Over one intensive morning, you will take a deep dive into what is generally regarded as the foundation of the Adams’ approach to contract drafting – the categories of contract language.
Attendees for this advanced program MUST have either have attended or viewed Ken’s Drafting Clearer Contracts program/series, or be familiar with the analysis of categories of contract language contained in his book.
Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.
We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.
Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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October 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
October 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
$895 plus HST
$395 plus HST
Program + Workshop
$1,195 plus HST
What people have said about past Ken Adams programs:
“Ken is an engaging and spirited lecturer who made a full day of drafting both entertaining and useful. This is likely one of the best CLE’s I have ever attended.”
City of Mississauga Legal Services
“Ken’s enthusiasm ‘brings life’ to what could otherwise be a dry topic.”
Caron Ferguson Eagan
Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society
“Ken is a definite expert. His passion for contract language perfection is quite unique and valuable.”
Husky Injection Moulding Systems Ltd.
“This is the first CLE event where I hung on every word of the speaker.”
Gilead Sciences Canada Inc.
“Ken’s passion about the subject is very obvious and contagious. This is one of Osgoode’s best offerings.”
Counsel, CUMIS Group Limited
If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.
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