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Take your contract drafting skills to the next level, with Ken Adams' second interactive workshop.

Following up on his very successful Drafting Clearer Contracts program, Ken is now offering, exclusively through OsgoodePD, an advanced half-day contract drafting workshop.

Explore in-depth what is generally regarded as the foundation of Ken’s approach to contract drafting – the categories of contract language. You’ll refine your ability to recognize the different kinds of meaning conveyed in contracts and how to use verb structures to convey them clearly, concisely, and consistently.

Ken will advance beyond his discussion of the categories of contract by offering additional guidance on how to implement these lessons in your own drafting. Learn-by-doing training will include hands-on exercises and analysis of representative commercial contracts.

Attendees should either have attended Ken’s Drafting Clearer Contracts course or be familiar with the analysis of categories of contract language contained in Ken’s groundbreaking book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting.

Note: Participants will be asked to bring with them to this course a copy of Ken’s book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to advance and refine your contract drafting skills.


Program Leader

  • Kenneth A. Adams is the leading authority on contract language. His book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting is one of the ABA’s best-selling titles and has become an essential resource for contract drafters. He gives public and in-house seminars in the U.S., Canada and internationally, acts as a consultant and expert witness. From 2006 to 2012, Ken was a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught the school’s first course on contract drafting. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ken practiced corporate law at major law firms in the U.S. and Europe. His website and blog are www.adamsdrafting.com.



Fees include attendance, program materials and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

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.

Program Changes

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.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Gail Geronimo at GGeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

October 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$395 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $197.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Legal professionals who regularly interpret, draft or negotiate contracts
  • In-house Counsel
  • Corporate Solicitors
  • Government Counsel
  • Contract managers and administrators
  • Senior Executives and Managers
  • Paralegals
  • Law Clerks

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“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

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