Learn to recognize and avoid ambiguity pitfalls in legal documents
Thursday, November 3, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via Live Webinar
Who should attend: Transactional lawyers from all practice areas who desire to eliminate havens of ambiguity in legal documents.
Learning level: Intermediate/Advanced
Learn the secrets of bulletproof drafting! Presented by Lenné Eidson Espenschied, author, professor, and transactional lawyer with over 20 years' experience, this course focuses on identifying and eliminating common sources of ambiguity in legal documents. Experienced corporate and transactional lawyers will undoubtedly recognize some of the common language we untangle in this program. We’ll condense hazy theories of drafting into concise, clear, practical techniques that can be applied immediately to improve clarity and overall quality of all legal documents. Recent Canadian cases and dozens of examples from real contracts will shed light on what to do and what to avoid when drafting.
Learn to reduce ambiguity by...
- recognizing the three types of ambiguity
- using words consistently
- editing poorly drafted provisions
- organizing complex sentences logically and in parallel structure
- identifying and eliminating unnecessary language
- untangling convoluted sentence structures
- avoiding ambiguous phrasing traps
- recognizing errors in defined terms
- and much more!
Also check out the fundamental drafting course How to Draft a Contract: For New Transactional Lawyers, which takes place the previous day, Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.5 hours. *If you complete a Self-Paced eLearning course before December 31, 2016, you will obtain 1 CPD hour which involves professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Note: As part of your registration, you will receive a non-transferable complimentary registration to any eligible Self-Paced eLearning course—click here to see the list of course offerings.
Lenné Eidson Espenschied — ABA author, Atlanta, Georgia
EARLY BIRD (Registery by October 6, 2016 and SAVE)
Live Course: $690 | Student $345; Live Webinar: $565
Save even more with your CPDone Pass!
After October 6, 2016
Live Course: $765 | Student $385; Live Webinar: $625
Unable to attend without financial support? Learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program and for our Easy Pay Plan.
Registration includes an electronic copy of the workshop materials.
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