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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Develeopment Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com.

 

Contract Drafting

 

You have taken one or two semesters (maybe more) on contracts and everything that happens in a contract dispute. How do you draft a contract with the proper complexity and simplicity balance? Join our faculty, P. Watson Seaman, Esq., as explains how to draft a contract for your client.

 

Faculty: P. Watson Seaman, Esq., Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond

 

 

Topics:

 

3:00 - Introduction

 

6:25 - Forms

 

9:39 - Style

 

14:19 - Drafting from Scratch

 

16:34 - Other Drafting Tips

 

18:35 - Personal Favorite Tips: that vs. which

 

19:20 - Personal Favorite Tips: will vs. shall

 

20:21 - Personal Favorite Tips: and/or

 

22:20 - Personal Favorite Tips: Draft in the Singular

 

24:01 – Plain English Drafting

 

25:38 – References and Further Reading

 

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