Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider
Wednesday, Feb 26 2014 6-9 PM

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. In accordance with the CLE Board’s revised Regulations and Guidelines, if you attended this program in the past you may not be permitted to apply the CLE credit for this program to fulfill you current CLE requirements.

New York, California & New Jersey Credit: 3.0 Skills. This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys. Illinois Credit: 2.75 general MCLE credits. PA Credit: 2.5

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