The Top 5 Contract Drafting Errors in 2021 Ambiguous Contract Cases

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Tuesday, August 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Friday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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Friday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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Why Attend?

  • Find reliable strategies for avoiding the five most common causes of ambiguity in the survey cases
  • See which drafting errors are most likely to cause litigation
  • Learn from examples of embarrassing errors good lawyers made in 2021 cases
  • Find out which types of contractual provisions are litigated most frequently
  • Discover how courts assess and resolve ambiguity
  • Understand why definitions may be ambiguous
  • Examine the court’s five options when the parties dispute the meaning of a provision

Featuring Lenné Espenschied, author of Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers

Every lawyer wants to produce better contracts and to draft more confidently. Avoiding terms that would later be subject to dispute is a universal goal. Nationally renowned contracts speaker Lenné Espenschied conducted a methodical survey of 100 ambiguous contract cases from 2021 state and federal court opinions to help you to identify which drafting errors are actually most likely to cause contract litigation. In this fast-paced and eminently practical program, by reviewing authentic examples of disputed language, you will learn which types of contracts, provisions, and drafting errors are most likely to cause litigation. See how the courts approach contract litigation and examine the court’s five options when the parties dispute the meaning of contractual provisions. Litigators will gain practical strategies for attacking contract provisions in litigation, while transactional lawyers will learn practical techniques to prevent the most common causes of ambiguity.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 30) (Eastern Time)

11:00 The Top 5 Contract Drafting Errors in 2021 Ambiguous Contract Cases
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 23) (Eastern Time)

2:00 The Top 5 Contract Drafting Errors in 2021 Ambiguous Contract Cases
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 28) (Eastern Time)

10:00 The Top 5 Contract Drafting Errors in 2021 Ambiguous Contract Cases
12:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees..

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Lenné Eidson Espenschied / Saint Simons Island, GA

Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia, for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses.  She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association:  Contract Drafting:  Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011). 

After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her legal practice at the firm now known as Eversheds Sutherland; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.  As a law professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting.  Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice.

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