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Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider


Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6-9 pm

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

Member: $225.00 Nonmember: $335.00

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New York City Bar
42 West 44th St
New York, NY 10036

 

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.
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2/26/2014 6:00 PM
Go Green. Your registration includes a free PDF download of the course book. If you do not wish to obtain the PDF you can add the hard copy version of the course book to your registration for a $25.00 fee. Registrants who select the PDF will be sent an email at 3.00 pm the business day prior to the program with details on how to access the PDF. Registrants who add the hard copy will receive their course book upon arrival at the program. Fee does not apply to firm passports.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM