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How to Draft a Contract: For New Transactional Lawyers

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Learn to draft contracts with confidence from an author, professor, and transactional lawyer with over 20 years' experience!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via Live Webinar

Who should attend: New lawyers and experienced lawyers new to transactional practice who draft agreements used in all kinds of corporate and commercial transactions.

Learning level: Fundamental

Come and see why hundreds of lawyers are attending this seminar every year! How to Draft a Contract is a “how to” drafting program relevant to lawyers entering any area of transactional practice, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, business law, intellectual property, and commercial real estate, to name just a few. The program begins with a discussion of the legal context of drafting, revealing outside forces that may dictate the way specific terms of the agreement are drafted or interpreted. 

The program examines the meaning of and strategies for drafting common performance and boilerplate provisions, using highly practical drafting techniques and dozens of real-life examples taken from actual contracts. This course will provide you with strategies that beginning transactional lawyers can implement immediately to draft legal documents with confidence.

You will learn...

  • what the contract drafter’s primary goals should be
  • what information should be included in scope, representation and warranties, indemnification, liquidated damage, and termination sections
  • how to allocate risk among the parties to the transaction
  • how seemingly minor edits can significantly shift risk
  • how to mark up a prior draft to fit the current transaction
  • what factors to consider in using electronic signatures and virtual attachments
  • which words to use to create specific legal consequences
  • and much more!

Also check out the more advanced drafting course, Secrets of Bulletproof Contract Drafting which takes place the next day, Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.5 hours. *If you complete a Self-Paced eLearning course before December 31, 2016, you will obtain 1 CPD hour which involves professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Note: As part of your registration, you will receive a non-transferable complimentary registration to any eligible Self-Paced eLearning course—click here to see the list of course offerings.

Course Instructor
Lenné Eidson Espenschied — ABA author, Atlanta, Georgia

EARLY BIRD (Register by October 5, 2016 and SAVE)
Live Course: $690 | Student $345; Live Webinar: $565
Save even more with your CPDone Pass.

After October 5, 2016 
Live Course: $765 | Student $385; Live Webinar: $625

Unable to attend without financial support?
Learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program and our Easy Pay Plan

Registration includes an electronic copy of the workshop materials.

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Jessica Post

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