How In-House Lawyers and Professionals Master Real-World Contract Skills

Our training will give you the skills you need to draft and negotiate with confidence, protect your company, and advance your career.



We help you learn practical approaches for managing contract risk and getting deals done.

 In-house attorneys and professionals who work with contracts don't have time to mess around. They need to become highly proficient with the business-critical documents they handle every day. 

We're talking SaaS contracts, supply agreements, master services agreements, software licenses, non-disclosure agreements, and so many others.

You don't need vague CLE that offers information that's too high level to be useful.

You need answers - exactly what to change and when, why you can concede on this point but not that, and how to make the call when you have too little time and not enough information.

We use a practical training approach based on skills and expertise of in-house lawyers who have been there and done that.

How to Contract solves this training challenge by providing you with all the know-how and insights you need without placing a heavy demand on your time or budget. 


Our training helps you learn how in-house lawyers and professionals draft and negotiate the contracts that companies enter into every day

Our methodology is to take what experienced  practicing lawyers know  about contracts, collect it, and share it directly with the lawyers and professionals wanting to improve their skills and expertise. 

Learning and improving our contracting skills is not a once and done exercise. That's why our training is as important for lawyers and professionals new to contracts as for those of who are more senior.

What is holding you back from taking your contract skills from good to AMAZING?

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"I know I'm missing things, but I don't know what I don't know."

Learn what everyone who works with contracts needs to know in a straightforward and easy-to-understand way that is relatable to your job.

"I never had a mentor explain the practical ins and outs of contracts."

Learn from Laura Frederick and other contracts experts what you need to know and develop better contracts skills.

"I don't have  the time. I just want someone to explain to me what I need to know."

 How to Contract is no-fluff. We provide a shortcut to learning what used to take lawyers their entire career to figure out

If that sounds like you, then you're in luck.

How to Contract will help you understand the practical contract techniques and nuances you've been wanting to learn. 

Come join all the lawyers and professionals we've already helped, including

  • 500+ who joined our paid membership program, 
  • 600+ who attended our paid training events,
  • 10,000+ who purchased Laura's book of practical contract techniques, and
  • 30,000+ who follow Laura on LinkedIn to learn from her daily contract tips.

Check Out What People Are Saying About Training with How to Contract

There's no doubt in my mind.

You CAN become a drafting and negotiating superstar.

You just need the RIGHT training. 

You need someone to provide you with practical training that you can use when reviewing the contracts you have RIGHT NOW. 

Imagine feeling confident when your manager or client send you a new contract.  You know you have the skills and expertise to ensure it says what it should and nothing it shouldn't. 

What if you felt that way ALL THE TIME instead of those bouts of fear and panic, worried you're going to royally screw something up?

How much easier would your job be if you could operate independently, without needing constant feedback on core contract concepts, and with your manager confident in your skills and expertise?

Contract drafting and negotiation can be fun when you know what you are doing. 

It's time for you to grow your skills and fall in love with contracts. 

How to Contract offers the kind of training that will help you find the joy in your job and confidence in your skills.


How to Contract has two training options for you and your team

Join Our Training Membership

Our members have access to the expansive library of Laura's contract training resources and receive discounts on paid training events. Plus annual members can participate in Laura's weekly Ask Me Anything office hours.


Attend Our Training Events

We have one-off paid training events that offer more in-depth training. Our next big event is ContractsCon, a two-day training extravaganza in person in Miami and virtual worldwide on February 16-17, 2023.


Meet Laura Frederick, Founder and CEO of How to Contract

Laura spent her legal career looking for good practical contract training. But she never found the kind of training that told her exactly what to say in our commercial contracts when, and whySo she decided to create it herself.

Laura took all the sophisticated expertise and nuanced insights she developed from her 26 years as a commercial contracts lawyer and created the practical contract training tips, resources, courses, and events she wished she had when she was learning how to draft and negotiate.  

How to Contract offers zero-fluff, to-the-point lessons on exactly what to say, why, and when in contracts and negotiations - giving you the strategies and tools to draft and negotiate in the real world. 

Looking for an Enterprise Solution? 

How to Contract can protect your company by  strengthening your team's skills

Where can you turn to get the practical training for your company's lawyers and professionals who handle your company's contracts?

  • Most CLEs and contract training courses focus on lessons gleaned from contract case law or explain a narrow set of concepts and clauses only at a high level.
  • Self-education is impractical. There’s a massive amount of information on contracts, but no guidance on what it is we really need to know.
  • On-the-job training is haphazard especially when times are busy.

I was expected to handle whatever came my way. I didn't have the luxury of saying this isn't my job. If it was a commercial contract, that was my job.

On top of that, it's hard to make sure your team is getting training when all of you are stretched so thin just keeping up with the work.

But there is a solution.

With a How to Contract membership, your internal clients and broader team of stakeholders can learn the skills and gain the confidence they need to handle your company's everyday contract needs.

It’s time to get going with a convenient, comprehensive, and cost-efficient program designed to give lawyers and professionals advanced knowledge of contract law on their terms.

Learn More About Our Enterprise Options

Legal Training, Not Legal Advice - This site is provided solely for training purposes. This site is not a law firm and nothing said on this site by Laura Frederick or anyone else should be taken as legal advice. Consult a licensed attorney for information specific to your circumstances. Our Founder and President Laura Frederick is a Texas-licensed attorney. She provides legal services through Laura Frederick Law PLLC, a law firm based in Austin, Texas. 

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