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Best Practices for Clear Contract Drafting
CWRU Law Downtown Lecture Series
MAY 9, 2012
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Professor Seymour will discuss:
  • Use of Drafting Tools – Covenants, Rights, Representations, Warranties and Indemnities
  • Clarity in Drafting – Avoiding Legalese, Recognizing and Correcting Linguistic Ambiguity, Drafting Dates and Numbers, the Pitfalls of Passive Voice
  • Simplicity in Drafting – Eliminating Wordiness, Organization, Use of Lists
Speaker Information
Carolyn SeymourCarolyn Seymour
Associate Professor, Legal Analysis and Writing
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Carolyn Seymour practiced law for almost 20 years before coming to the law school to teach legal writing in 2004. Professor Seymour began her legal career at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., where she was an associate for five years before joining Duvin, Cahn & Hutton in 1990. As an employment litigator, she specialized in sexual harassment and disability discrimination issues. In 1995, she became in-house counsel for BFGoodrich-Aerospace, another position she held for five years before returning to Duvin as a partner in 2000. She received her B.A. (1982) from Colgate and her J.D. (1985) from University of Michigan.

Additional Information
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast preceding each program.
8:30-9:30 a.m. – Lecture

Free and open to the public.
1. hr. continuing legal education credit available.

Case Downtown Lectures will take place on the following dates:
Fall 2011: September 14, October 26, November 16, December 14

Spring 2012: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

Recording in any form is prohibited

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