Better Contract Drafting

Better Contract Drafting

Better Contract Drafting - Self-Paced Online Seminars - LawProse

In three fast-paced, hour-long sessions, Professor Bryan A. Garner teaches you the effective steps that will revolutionize your approach to contractual drafting—especially by showing you ways to enhance inherited forms to prevent litigation. You’ll learn:

  • Quick ways to add polish to your forms.
  • A time-tested method for ensuring sound organization.
  • The “dirty dozen”—words and phrases you need to delete and replace.
  • How to eliminate needless ambiguities that can spark litigation and harm both your clients and your own reputation.

Professor Garner is the legal drafter trusted by more than three dozen Fortune 500 companies to revise their major contracts. He is the author of the newly released Garner’s Guidelines to Drafting and Editing Contracts (2019) and has taught contract-drafting at over a dozen major American universities. Let him teach you how to improve your contracts using a more acutely critical eye and a practical, real-world mindset.

Seminar Specifications

Seminar Length

Three separate seminar parts:

  • Part 1: 60 minutes
  • Part 2: 60 minutes
  • Part 3: 60 minutes

Total three-part series length: 180 minutes (3 hours)

License Window

30 days from date of license purchase.

Production Date

March 28, 2019; Full review: November 30, 2020

Live, interactive function

Call or email us with questions at LawProse

Seminar Format

Print out Course Material (PDF).
Begin the seminar video.

Seminar Content Tree
(seminar module)

Each session is a separate seminar module.

Better Contract Drafting Part 1

  • Course Materials (PDF)
  • Part 1 Video

Better Contract Drafting Part 2

  • Course Materials (PDF)
  • Part 2 Video

Better Contract Drafting Part 3

  • Course Materials (PDF)
  • Part 3 Video

CLE State Approvals


Please send your California Bar number, seminar-completion date, seminar name, and code word to to receive a California CLE Certificate from LawProse.


Please send your Texas Bar number, seminar-completion date, seminar name, and code word to LawProse will report your CLE credit directly to the Texas Bar.

LawProse Policy on CLE Credit

Please check with your state bar to see whether web seminars qualify.

We are accredited CLE providers for online training in California and Texas.

Texas credit: Email your name, Texas Bar number, seminar name, and the date of completion to We’ll report your credit within the next five days.

California certificate: Email your name, California Bar number, seminar name, and the date of completion to We’ll send you a California CLE Certificate for your self-reporting records within the next five days.

If you’re seeking credit elsewhere, please take the certificate of attendance from the program to use as part of your application for credit to your state bar. Please check with your state bar to see whether web seminars qualify.

Want more focused training on specific legal-writing skills? Professor Bryan A. Garner has created over 40 hours here for you. Learn the skills of legal writing and take the mystery out of the art.

Discounts & Watching as a Group

Discounts are available as additional-viewer licenses. These are for groups simultaneously viewing a self-paced online seminar using one computer connection. When one participant pays the full list price, each additional viewer pays for an additional-viewer license—again, if all registrants view on one screen together. You can register your group by calling LawProse at 214-691-8588 or emailing or directly on our e-learning site.

Please note that the list price is for the purchase of a primary-viewer license (an individual license for a single viewing by a single viewer). You may purchase additional additional-viewer licenses that are priced at a discounted tuition rate on our e-learning site or contacting us at 214-691-8588. We ask for your cooperation in protecting our intellectual-property rights. We’re happy to help direct you to any particular course topic you’re looking for, to discuss group pricing, and to answer any other questions you may have.

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