The Never-Ending Responsibilities of
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the upper rungs of the corporate legal ladder! Now, if you could take a look at this wheelbarrow of contracts that just rolled in...
Slight exaggeration? Maybe. Or maybe not.
The truth is, Legal Department sign-off begins and ends with you. That doesn’t just mean the big C-level deals. It also means the smaller day-to-day agreements that truly keep your operation running.
To say in-house lawyers have full plates would be a gross understatement.
You work incredibly hard, and it can be frustrating when those plates – or more likely platters – begin to overflow because you’re the only one with the expertise to address even the smallest of details.
Fortunately, there’s now a way to get out of the weeds that will make you more productive without sacrificing your company’s contract quality or protection.
Your Best Choice for Scalable Contract Training
As a former in-house attorney myself, I understand the stress that comes with playing gatekeeper beside a revolving door of countless agreements.
I tend to liken it to being the head of a MASH unit. Patients are constantly coming in and you need to make quick decisions about whom to bandage up and whom to wheel into the E.R. asap. It can be overwhelming.
How to Contract is my solution to this challenge based on my own experience.
It builds up a stronger first line of defense so that you don’t have to deal with the minor nicks and cuts.
Instead, you can focus most of your attention on the serious stuff that requires the kind of high-level expertise that earned you this role in the first place.
Front-line managers negotiating vendor deals don’t need law degrees. But, with practical contract drafting and negotiation skills, they can build stronger agreements that are in better shape once they hit your desk.
Simply put, How to Contract training makes your life easier by making everyone around you better.
You can improve contract competence among your business partners. Holding them accountable reduces opportunities for something to fall through the cracks and potentially impact your business. To help you do this, I’ve packaged the very best techniques I’ve picked up over the last 25+ years into a manageable program for all of your stakeholders.
They learn directly from one of the premier contract lawyers in the U.S., not from academics or unnamed writers.
Zero fluff. Only straightforward training on “real-world” skills delivered in an easy-to-understand way.
Digital microlearning means you can do it anywhere, anytime, for faster onboarding and skills development.
"How Do I Know If This Training Is Right for My Company?"
Everyone has different expectations and needs when it comes to education of any kind, let alone in a field as complex as ours. Let's cover this first, then.
What this Training Is NOT
This isn't law school.
This is not a grad program ending in JD. It's far more practical (and less maddening) than that. It's the real stuff you and I do all the time. That in mind, if you’re looking for academics or case law analysis for your people, you’ll need to keep looking.
This is not a hodgepodge of content.
I’m not here to waste anyone's time with what amounts to a collection of articles in video form. This program was built from the ground up and includes interactive elements to engage them and track progress.
This is not about the mega deal.
For every 10-month, 10-figure blockbuster, there are countless smaller NDAs, MSAs, EULAs, and RFPs that take up most of our time. This is where you could use support from your front lines on an ongoing basis, so this is where we focus.
What this Training IS
I’m here to equip your team with everyday contract skills. That’s what this training is all about.
For the avoidance of doubt (if I can revert to legalese for a moment), “everyday” should not be interpreted as “mundane.” Take this literally—these are the skills that rock star in-house attorneys use every day to support their internal clients. Yet, somehow, few companies take advantage of the value that adding these skills to the broader business provides.
That makes How to Contract your competitive advantage!
This training is what your company needs if you want to:
- Reduce your business risk by educating key commercial-project stakeholders.
- Hold partners accountable for paperwork affecting everyone (not just them).
- Take basic-but-important work off your plate without worrying about things derailing.
- Build trust among executives in your effective approach to managing important company legal needs.
- Be a leader in your organization's effort to become a better overall business partner.