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 7, 2018

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via 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/Intermediate

Come and see why hundreds of lawyers are attending this seminar every year!

How to Draft a Contract is a practical “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 strategies that beginning transactional lawyers can implement immediately to draft legal documents with confidence. 

Attendees will learn:

  • what the contract drafter’s primary goals should be
  • what information should be included in scope, representation and warranties, liquidated damage, and termination sections
  • how to structure earnout provisions
  • what the seven components of a basic indemnification provision are
  • how to negotiate the best indemnification provision for your client, even in low leverage situations
  • 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!

You might also be interested in Lenné Eidson Espenschied's program on 23 Mistakes Experienced Drafters Usually Make, held on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.5 hours (*If you complete a Self-Paced eLearning course before December 31, 2018, you will obtain 1 CPD hour, which involves professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. As part of your registration, you will receive a non-transferrable 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

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.


Register by Oct 10
Regular Price
After Oct 10
Webinar  $569 $629
Webinar Articled Student $279 $309
In-Person*   $629 $699
In-Person Articled Student* $309 $349

SPECIAL GROUP RATES! Plus-one pricing!
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Unable to attend without financial support? Learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.

CLEBC Programs Production Manager
Mary Kingston

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