How to Draft a Contract with Lenné Espenschied T his “how to” drafting program is filled with techniques and strategies to help you draft legal documents with confidence. Learn how to: F Recognize the components of a contract F Avoid ambiguous phrasing traps F Determine whether specific provisions are required, essential, recommended, or optional F Start from a winning position F Mark up a prior draft to fit a current transaction F Make seemingly minor edits to shift risk from one party to another In addition, gain insight into ethical considerations for drafting “in the cloud.” This seminar will be helpful for lawyers in any area of transactional practice, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate, business, estate planning, and intellectual property. Click or scan to register for live webcast This seminar is also available as a live webcast from your computer. Can’t attend the live seminar, webcast, or video replay? Register for the webcast and watch an archived video of the seminar at your convenience. The archived video will be available two weeks after the live seminar, and you will have access for more than a month. Click or scan to register for live seminar or a video replay Print materials are included with your registration. Thursday, November 21, 2013 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oregon State Bar Center 16037 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Rd. Tigard, Oregon 6.5 General or Practical Skills CLE credits How to Draft a Contract with Lenné Espenschied Thursday, November 21, 2013 Presented by Lenné Eidson Espenschied, Atlanta, GA 8:00Registration 9:00 Context of Drafting FIdentifying the characteristics of excellent drafting FUnderstanding the legal context of drafting FRecognizing the components of a contract FUnderstanding what typical performance provisions and boilerplate mean 10:30Break 10:45 Gathering and Organizing Information FDetermining the basis of the bargain FInterviewing techniques FIdentifying the likely audience of the document FAscertaining whether provisions included in a template document are required by law, essential, recommended, or optional About Lenné Espenschied Lenné Eidson Espenschied 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 2010) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals 2011). Ms. Espenschied has taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting at Charlotte School of Law and at the University of Georgia. Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice. 12:15Lunch (On your own; brown bags are welcome at the OSB Center.) 1:15 Drafting Techniques and Strategies FCreating defined terms FUsing words to create intended consequences FStarting from a winning position FAllocating risk FTracking money and alternative incomes 2:45Break 3:00 ADR, Gender, Numbers, and Amendments FADR methods FGender and numbers FAppearance FAmendments FEffective contract review FEthical considerations for drafting “in the cloud” using web apps like Google Docs and iCloud 4:30Adjourn Single-serve CLE More than 400 MP3 downloads in 23 practice areas available at www.osbarcle.org How to Draft a Contract with Lenné Espenschied Thursday, November 21, 2013 Video Replays TIGARD LIVE SEMINAR REGISTRATION Registration includes printed course materials. $200 OSB Member—Showcase Speaker early registration (received by noon, Monday, 11/18/13) . $ $220OSB Member—Showcase Speaker regular registration (received after noon, Monday, 11/18/13) . $ $230 Non-OSB Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ $0 CLEasy Pass (Please register by noon, Monday, 11/18/13, to guarantee a seat and course materials.) $ Or $110 CLEasy Pass 50% discount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ $0 50-year and Active Pro Bono OSB members, Oregon judges and their lawyer staff—please call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to register. 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Select the seminar date and title from the “CLE Events” tab. A color-coded system will indicate if the replay is taking place; all locations will be updated by the Tuesday preceding the replay date. WB WB Registrations will not be processed without payment. 1.ONLINE using VISA or MasterCard at www.osbar.org/events. 2. PHONE: (503) 431-6413, or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413 3.MAIL with check: Oregon State Bar, CLE Registration, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935 Name PhoneFax CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation requests must be received at least 72 hours prior to the date of the seminar to qualify for a refund. Refunds are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. To cancel, please call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431‑6413 or toll-free at (800) 452‑8260, ext. 413. TUITION ASSISTANCE: Tuition assistance is available on the basis of financial need. Email a request stating your financial situation to [email protected] or call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, no later than one week before the seminar. OSB CLE Seminars Planner Kes Joerg [email protected] (503) 431-6326 Address City QUESTIONS? Call the CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413. For information about upcoming seminars, please visit the CLE Calendar at www.osbarcle.org. DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Please call (503) 431-6326 or tollfree at (800) 452-8260, ext. 326, at least 72 hours before the date of the seminar. Firm Name Email Newport Friday, February 7 Macpherson Gintner & Diaz 423 North Coast Highway Salem Friday, January 31 The Vandermay Law Firm 2085 Commercial Street NE Tigard Wednesday, February 12 Oregon State Bar Center 16037 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Rd. 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