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Drafting Clearer Contracts, Part 6: The Benefits of Clarity; Effective Change

Content Partner:  Koncision Contract Automation
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This sixth program in Ken Adams's Drafting Clearer Contracts series discusses the benefits of clarity and effective change.

In this webcast, Ken discusses with Bryn R. Vaaler, director of professional development at the international business law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP, the costs of traditional contract language, the benefits of clear contract language, and how individuals and organizations can effect change. 

Contract drafting is a vital function at law firms and at companies. In this series of seven one-hour programs, Ken Adams shows you how to draft contracts that express clearly the intent of the parties. The focus is not on what you say in a contract, but how you say it.  He demonstrates the flaws in many standard usages and recommends alternatives that are more concise and less prone to confusion.

You will also learn from these webcasts the significant benefits that come with efficient contract language and how you can improve contract language by automating your contract process.

The webcasts explore issues addressed in detail in Ken Adams's groundbreaking book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (purchase from Amazon or ABA).  If you work regularly with contracts, you'll find these programs valuable—

  • whether you work at a law firm or a company
  • whether you're a lawyer or contact manager
  • wherever in the world you're located
  • whatever your level of experience


Be sure to catch each webcast in this series:

Practice Areas: Business Organizations & Contracts, Contracts, Legal Research & Writing
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 07/13/2009
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 5 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand
Course Type: Public

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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Bryn Vaaler - Partner and Director of Professional Development, Dorsey & Whitney; Minneapolis, MN
Kenneth A. Adams - Founder and President, Koncision Contract Automation; Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
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