This session will focus on skills employed in evaluating and drafting contract documents. You will examine specific types of clauses and learn their purposes as well as alternative language. During this one-day session, you will review and draft a variety of contracts, addressing issues regarding compliance with law, risk allocation, protection of your organization’s interest, logical organization, presentation and clarity of language. The emphasis of this workshop is on the substantive aspects of contract drafting.
Benefits of Attendance
- Learn the key components of a contract
- Gain an understanding of legalese—contract words and language
- Grasp key contract terms and provisions
- Become versed in key contract components, including payment terms, contractual obligations of each party, terms and conditions, limitations of liability, protection of your intellectual property
- Understand how to present alternative contract language
- Recognize and deflect vendor ploys
Please Note: Caucus does not provide legal advice. The subject matter of this presentation is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your legal counsel and other professionals, who are well versed in your company’s business practices and the laws of your state.
Topics of Discussion- Establishing supplier’s expertise and reliance on the proposed product as a solution to meet your stated needs- Contract definition- Defense, indemnification and hold-harmless clauses- Limitation of liability- Intellectual property issues- Governing law and jurisdiction- Other contractual considerations, including outsourcing, international issues and patent prosecution (see
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