Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What most Attorneys Fail to Consider
Monday, Feb 11 2013

This course is designed to convey fundamental—but often unconsidered—principles to assist both newly admitted and seasoned attorneys with drafting, analyzing, and interpreting contracts. Unlike many other contract-drafting courses, this course focuses on the manner in which concepts are expressed in a contract, rather than the substance of any provision or contract in particular. Topics include: the importance of language in contracts; categories of contract language (including language of performance, obligations, prohibitions, discretionary language, representations, acknowledgments, and language of policy); the distinction between “shall,” “will,” and “must”; conditional language; language of exception and subordination; the concept of “deemed”; references to time; ambiguities associated with “and” and “or”; and legal archaisms.
*PDF course material is FREE; Hard Copy course material is $25

New York, California & New Jersey CLE Credit: 3.0 skills This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys. Illinois Credit: 2.75 general MCLE credits.


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