An Introduction

Drafting Clearer Contracts: Presentation is a uniquely rigorous overview of issues relating to how to say clearly and concisely in a contract whatever you want to say.

Ken Adams has been doing presentations since 2006. Now for the first time, he is offering an online, public version of Drafting Clearer Contracts: Presentation. For an agenda, go here.

This presentation consists of two live 3-hour sessions on consecutive days. It serves as an introduction to A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. It's a big book on a challenging subject. Presentation helps make the book more accessible.

Presentation is intended for anyone who drafts, reviews, or negotiates contracts, whether they’re a lawyer, businessperson, contract manager, or paralegal, and wherever in the world they work. And it's suitable for all levels of seniority, as much of what Ken has to say comes as news to even those with a lot of experience. For testimonials, go here as well as here, here, here, and here. But the best testimonial is the thousands who have attended since Ken started giving Drafting Clearer Contracts presentations.

Individuals and Organizations

Individuals can register for Presentation by going here and paying US$495 by credit card or PayPal.

Your organization can register ten or more attendees at the discounted price of US$395 per attendee. Any organization that does so would also be entitled to purchase copies of MSCD at a greater discount than that offered to individual attendees.

If your organization wishes to register ten or more attendees, the first step would be to email Ken Adams at how many participants you propose to register and how many copies of MSCD you propose to purchase. Ken would then reply with the price for the presentation and the price per copy of MSCD. If that’s acceptable, your organization would pay for Presentation by credit card, by PayPal, or by bank transfer, and you would email an Excel spreadsheet with each attendee’s first name, last name, email address, and (if applicable) the one or more jurisdictions where attendees wish to get continuing-legal-education credit for attending the presentation. Your organization would purchase copies of MSCD from the American Bar Association; they would be sent in a single shipment to the address you specify.

Get Going

This presentation helps you become an informed consumer of contract language, instead of copy-and-pasting, on faith, from contracts of questionable quality and relevance. That’s a dramatic change.
Drafting Clearer Contracts: Presentation

Presentation FAQ

  • Can I get a discount to Presentation?

    It costs US$495 for an individual to register for Presentation, but if you’re a lawyer at a law firm with up to three lawyers, if you’re a contract manager, if you’re in government, if you’re with a not-for-profit, or if you’re a full-time student, use the discount code “psmalllaw”, “pcontractmanager”, “pgovernment”, “pnotforprofit”, or “pstudent”, respectively, at checkout to receive a US$100 discount.

  • Is Presentation suitable for people outside the United States?

    Just as A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting is consulted around the world, anyone who works with contracts in English will find Presentation valuable, no matter where they're located.

  • What if I register for Presentation but I miss all or part of the live sessions?

    Each session of Presentation will be recorded, and the recordings will be posted on the course site. So if you miss anything, you'll be able to watch the recording.

  • How long will I have access to Presentation materials?

    You'll remain enrolled in Presentation, and will have access to course materials, for three months after the date of the first session. If you want more time, email Ken at

  • How many people will attend Presentation?

    There's no limit to the number of attendees.

  • Is Presentation interactive?

    Because of the limited time and the unlimited number of attendees, Presentation does not give attendees the opportunity to participate, beyond answering polls and submitting questions. After each session, Ken will remain online to answer questions. That too will be recorded. If you want an opportunity to participate in discussion, Masterclass might be a better option.

  • Will I get continuing-legal-education credit for participating in Presentation?

    As part of participating in Presentation and at no extra charge, you will get CLE credit in whichever one or more U.S. jurisdictions you specify. Accreditation is handled by the American Bar Association’s ABA MCLE Accreditation Service. Standards vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and you'll have to satisfy simple procedural requirements.