Tomorrow, Thursday, 1 April 2021, at noon-2:00 p.m. (EST), the Kimble Center for Legal Drafting in the United States has announced its second seminar — free to lawyers, law students, and anyone else interested in improving their professional writing.
The seminar will be presented by Professors Joseph Kimble (WMU-Cooley), Mark Cooney (WMU-Cooley), and Patrick Berry (University of Michigan). These three experienced and widely published experts will pack 30 useful tips into a fast-paced two hours. Continue reading
Delighted to inform you that the 4th edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting has recently been published. The author, Ken Adams, is a good and longstanding friend of this blog (e.g., guest posts here and here).
It is the only authoritative guide to the building blocks of contract language, and is in widespread use throughout the legal profession. The first edition was published by the American Bar Association in 2004.
The Center for Plain Language, located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, is a non-profit organization which aims to help government agencies and businesses write clearly in English and Spanish.
An introduction of three paragraphs, eight sentences, and 318 words? 🙂
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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is launching an advanced training course on international contracts, to be held in Paris on 7-10 October 2013. Led by a panel of experts, the interactive programme will cover negotiating and drafting key clauses, dispute resolution, and cultural and legal approaches.
It’s all happening in Hangzhou, China this May! I recently posted about the Third International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture, to take place from 31 May to 2 June this year. Why not extend your trip and visit this conference too?
The 14th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL2013), entitled Semioticizing and Semioticized Law is to be held from 25-29 May 2013 at Zhejiang Police College, Hangzhou and invites theoretical studies, applicational cases, and relevant work-in-progress papers on the key issues in Semiotics and Law.
Thanks to Richard Delaney, of City University, London and his Twitter feed, I have just discovered a fantastic resource produced by Eversheds (an international law firm headquartered in London, with 45 offices in 28 countries).
The 140-page guide, entitled Legal Drafting in English: The big picture on the small print, downloadable in PDF form free of charge, is a mine of information.