Many lawyers tend to rely on precedents when drafting contracts. Yet, a precedent often contains vagueness and ambiguity, even when lawyers tune and tweak it for specific situations. It can be difficult to balance the ease and relative safety of precedent usage with pushes from the bench, legal educators, and an increasing number of clients, towards clear language in contracts.
This webinar will explore topics including:
- Examples of the most prevalent pitfalls of using precedents – vagueness and ambiguity
- Helpful techniques for spotting and correcting archaic and convoluted language, built into precedents over time, that confuses judges, lawyers, and clients alike
- The impact of artificial intelligence on contract drafting
This webinar may be beneficial for lawyers new to the practice of law in Alberta or those looking for a refresher on contract drafting.
Date: January 31, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Doug Peterson, HGA Law