Tuesdays, November 15 and 29, 2022
9:00 am – 12:15 pm (both days)
via webinar only
Click on the course links to register for either Contract Drafting Basics 2022 or What the Best Lawyers Know About Contracts 2022.
Please note: These courses will not be added to Courses on Demand. Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand.
Who should attend: Lawyers who are experienced in drafting who want to learn practical skills to excel in contract drafting
Learning level: All levels
Lenné Espenschied — ABA Author, Atlanta, Georgia
Contract Drafting Basics 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Good writing does not necessarily equate to good contract drafting; the objectives are different, so your strategy should be too.
In this fast-paced three-hour course, learn important contract drafting essentials you will apply throughout your entire practice. From choosing the right contract format to drafting payment terms and boilerplate, to understanding how and why it's important to standardize the language used for specific consequences, contracts expert Lenné Espenschied shares tips and techniques to help you avoid critical errors, improve the quality of your work, and draft with more confidence.
- three types of contract formats
- seven essential parts of a contract
- red, yellow, and green: words to avoid, words to limit, and words to prefer
- five things you should know about drafting payment terms
- strategies for drafting boilerplate
- how to standardize the language
What the Best Lawyers Know About Contracts 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
When a lawyer reviews or drafts a contract, he or she may be unsure what a particular provision means, how it impacts the client, or how to revise it. One of the drafter's primary responsibilities in drafting a contract is to ensure that the client accepts an appropriate degree of risk for the circumstances.
The purpose of this program is to explain what the best transactional lawyers know about risk and liability-shifting provisions, including:
- seven simple steps for analyzing any complicated contractual provision
- five things every contract drafter should understand about risk
- how to determine the appropriate degree of risk in a contract
- how to assess risk in the template you're marking up
- how to shift risk from one party to the other
- six kinds of indemnification
- seven negotiable variables in indemnification
- how to draft effective scope, limitation of liability, liquidated damages, and indemnification provisions
Explore these advanced contracting elements in this three-hour course taught by contracts expert Lenné Espenschied. With more than 25 years of experience focusing on corporate and transactional work, Ms. Espenschied teaches on risk, analyzing complicated provisions, and indemnification to help you negotiate like a pro in complicated transactions.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Register by Oct. 18/22
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