Corporate Document Drafting

Corporate Document Drafting

Learn the fundamentals of how to draft various types of transactional documents.
3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs
  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements

Details

The course will teach you how to write clearly and concisely. You will gain foundational skills for drafting or reviewing legal documents or contracts, as well as grammatical and syntactical principles and draftsmanship.

Enrollment Options:
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T14169
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$115.00 USD

Syllabus

I. Reasons for drafting corporate documents
A. Codify the substance of the transaction so both sides are clear as to the rights, duties and expectations
B. In the event of a dispute, the intent, rights, duties and expectations to interpreted
II. Know the client's expectations
A. Understand the goal
B. The proposed timing of the transaction
C. The risk of the transaction
D. The risk profile of the client
E. The amount of post-transaction flexibility
III. Structure of the document
A. Move from basic to specific information
B. Have descriptive headers and sub-headers
C. Identify redundant and repetitive information
D. Draft document in plain English
IV. Constructing effective sentences to use in drafting
A. Parallel verbs
B. Passive voice
C. Personal pronouns
D. Redundancies
E. Superfluous words
V. How to use words to construct effective sentences
A. Confusing terms and phrases in drafting
B. Words commonly misused in legal writing
VI. The use of authoritative words in drafting
VII. Using correct grammar in drafting
VIII. Miscellaneous or General Clauses in drafting documents

 

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.