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On Thursday, 6 August 2020, at 8:00 a.m. PT, I’m doing a Law Insider webinar entitled “Training in Contract Drafting; What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and Why It’s Not Enough.” Go here to register. Obviously I have training on my mind, what with launch of my new course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. But the webinar […] The post Join My 6 August 2020 Webinar on Training in Contract Drafting appeared first on Adams on Contract
I’m blessed with idiot-savant semantic acuity but cursed by a lack of any training in grammar or linguistics. That makes for an awkward combination: I recognize when something is going on in a sentence, then I hit the books and, if necessary, go for help. (See this post about my ambiguity sensei, Rodney Huddleston.) That […] The post Say Hi to “Delimiting Commas in Coordination,” But Don’t Use Them in Contracts appeared first on Adams
Today’s I offer you another interesting contracts verb structure, hereby instructs. Here are some examples from EDGAR: The Employee hereby instructs the Company to transfer to such Managers Insurance and/or Pension Plan the amount of Employee ’s and the Company’s contribution from the Monthly Salary, as detailed in Annex A. The Collateral Manager hereby instructs […] The post “Hereby Instructs” appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
It’s an interesting business, having a storefront for my course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. If you go to the home page, you’ll see that I’ve added some stuff. Value Proposition I’ve added this paragraph to explain the value of the course: Why take Masterclass? Because traditional contract language is dysfunctional. It’s full of archaisms, redundancies, random […] The post “SmallLaw” Discount, Payment Plan, and Other “Masterclass” News appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
Today I joined Colin Cannell, Gabe Meister, and Jen Roemershauser in a 30-minute conversation about my recently launched course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. They’re well equipped to discuss the course because they took part in the trial version of it and lived to tell the tale. My thanks to Colin, Gabe, and Jen for taking […] The post A Conversation About “Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass” appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
Plenty of you appreciate what I do. I know that because I hear from you. I’d like to help foster more of a sense of community—yes, a community of contract-language nerds, but still a community—by having you share your impressions. I invite you to submit to me at kadams@adamsdrafting.com a short video testimonial expressing anything […] The post Seeking Video Testimonials appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
With this blog post, yesterday I launched my new online course, Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. Now let me tell you more about what the course covers. The course outline provides an overview of what’s required to prepare for each session and what we discuss in each session. For more detail, click on “Register Now” on […] The post What Does “Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass” Cover? appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
I’m pleased to announce that you can now register for my new online course, Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. The Course This course is built around eight live hour-long sessions held once a week and supplemented by reading, quizzes, and short assignments. Go here for the course outline. The goal is to help you say clearly […] The post “Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass” Is Now Open for Business! appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.…
The pandemic has aggravated my tendency to lurk on EDGAR, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s database where public companies file their “material” contracts. Now I dream up the weirdest things I can think of, then I look for them on EDGAR. “Throat-clearing” is when a redundant verb structure is tacked on to the front […] The post More Throat-Clearing Madness! appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.