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Using Our Document-Assembly Templates for Training

20 December 2023

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The last 2023 public series of Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass just wrapped up, and one of the participants asked me if I plan on offering any other courses. I'm gratified they didn't think they'd had enough of me, but I had to tell them that, no, I won't be offering any additional continuing-legal-education courses.

Because my Drafting Clearer Contracts training deals with the building blocks of contract language—the how-to-say-it part of contract drafting—we move briskly from topic to topic, without getting bogged down. If I were to offer other courses, they'd have to deal with the what-to-say part of contract drafting—the deal points that arise in contracts for different kinds of transactions. I'd have to do a whole lot of talking, so it would get boring for me and boring for the participants. No thanks.

And more importantly, it wouldn't be an efficient way to give the participants what they need—clear, concise, and relevant contract language!

That's why I long ago decided that the best way to offer training in deal points for a given kind of contract would be to allow people to explore a document-assembly template. So if you'd like to learn about confidentiality agreements, I recommend you pay US$145 to use the Adams Contracts confidentiality agreement template (here) for one month. Explore the interview. Read the guidance and the items I link to in the guidance. Read different versions of the assembled document. Then consult my analysis of Practical Law's mutual confidentiality agreement (here) to see what a more conventional confidentiality agreement looks like.

That would offer a much more efficient grounding in confidentiality agreements than what you'd learn by listening to some talking heads.