Poor syntax, word choice and agreement structure are common sources of contractual litigation. This engaging course will focus on practical tips to sharpen your drafting skills across a wide variety of agreements. From sentence structure to major omissions and dangerous words, join our distinguished faculty as they cover a wide array of drafting techniques for improving the clarity of your agreements. Register today!
Get practical strategies for improving phrasing and sentence structure in contractual provisions.
Explore the effects of tone, verbosity and legalese in agreements.
Learn best practices for defining and using key terms and identifying inconsistencies throughout contracts.
Explore common perils in signature blocks and more.
This course is part of the Indiana Contract Law Essentials series.
Continuing Legal Education IN CLE
- 2.00Approval Exp. 11/30/2021
This course has been approved by the Indiana Supreme Court Office of Admissions & Continuing Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 2.0 hours of distance education, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics. Newly admitted attorneys may receive up to 2.0 hours of new attorney CLE. No more than 18.0 hours of distance education CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period, and there is no carry over of excess distance education hours.
MICHAEL R. SMITH is an attorney at Hand Ponist Horvath Smith & Rayl, LLC. Before entering private practice, he worked as in-house counsel at Eli Lilly and Company for more than 14 years, practicing in the environmental group, the securities group, and the commercial transactions group. Mr. Smith brings this extensive business law experience to his private practice, where he concentrates on providing personal service and practical advice to businesses and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Smith has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, teaching a course in contract drafting and supervision, an externship program on nonprofit organizations, and he has taught National Business Institute seminars for several years. Before he earned his law degree, he worked as a chemical engineer at Lilly for more than 13 years in various manufacturing and R&D assignments. He earned his B.E. degree from Vanderbilt University, his M.S. degree from Purdue University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Hamilton County Bar Association and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
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