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Drafting Contracts in Plain English

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Drafting Contracts in Plain English
Credits (Ontario)
Substantive: 1.75
Presenter(s)
Wayne Gray
Robert Scavone
Source
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
105 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes handouts

Lawyers often find drafting a contract in "plain language" more challenging than drafting one in a more traditional legal style.   Yet more clients and regulators are increasingly demanding contracts that are  “plain, clear and simple.” 

Drafting contracts in language that’s clear, precise and unambiguous has immediate and long-term benefits for both clients and lawyers. It facilitates negotiation of key issues and reduces the risk of disputes and litigation down the road. 

This session will guide you through the basics of good contract drafting, including:

  • The elements of “plain language” drafting, including how it differs from traditional legal drafting
  • Techniques that apply to both plain language and traditional drafting
  • Practical exercises demonstrating, among other things, how to revise a poorly drafted, ambiguous contract into one that’s clear and precise

Presenter(s)

Wayne Gray

Wayne Gray

Robert Scavone

Robert Scavone

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