Contract Essentials Course


Invest in yourself by expanding your indemnification expertise


Taking this course will improve your skills and knowledge about indemnification. 

Learn from Laura Frederick what you need to know to work on indemnification provisions in commercial contracts.


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This Contract Essentials course will help you ramp up your expertise and skills so you can draft and negotiate indemnification provisions with confidence.

Attend this session to gain more confidence and clarity about drafting and negotiating indemnification provisions in commercial contracts. 

You'll gain:

  • Comprehensive understanding of general indemnification concepts: Develop a strong foundation in indemnification, from core obligations to obligation scope to covered claims.
  • Exclusions in indemnification: Understand how exclusions can impact the scope and effectiveness of indemnification provisions.
  • Practical insights into the indemnification process: Laura will teach you a step-by-step process of enforcing indemnification in contracts.

What you'll learn from this course

Laura Frederick explains complex indemnification concepts using her signature straightforward training style while using silly storylines to make the material more engaging. 


Module 1 - Indemnification Concepts

  • What is indemnification?
  • Relationship to insurance and limitations of liability
  • Using indemnification as a risk management tool 

Module 2 - Core Obligations

  • Deep dive into indemnify and hold harmless terminology
  • How to match your approach on the defend element to your business goals
  • Strategies for deciding whom to include as indemnified parties

Module 3 - Indemnification Scope 

  • What to include in losses and claims language
  • Different strategies for nexus language
  • Why using third-party claims language instead of bilateral claims is so important 

Module 4 - Claims

  • Detailed analysis of ways to shape your indemnity scope to cover infringement, bad conduct, products claims, and  contract breaches

Module 5 - Exclusions and Mitigation

  • How and when to add exclusions to the scope
  • What to say IP infringement remedies

Module 6  - Indemnification Process 

  • What the process component should include as an indemnifying and an indemnified party
  • Addressing settlement and other rights

Module 7 - Ask Laura Anything

  • Laura answers indemnification questions from the audience attending the live workshop on November 2, 2023

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We REALLY want to help you master indemnification provisions, so we've lots of bonuses included 

Laura's indemnification playbook

2+ hour audio recording

Slide deck and transcripts

Laura's indemnification tips and cartoons

Checklists, negotiation scripts, guides, and more

Bonus video training

Meet your instructor, Laura Frederick, Founder and CEO of How to Contract

Laura Frederick is a technology transactions lawyer by training. She worked on IP contracts throughout her career. In this workshop, she'll share the expertise she developed through her experience in Big Law and as in-house commercial counsel at a variety of companies including Tesla.

Now is your chance to become an indemnification provision superstar!

Indemnification Essentials Course


  • 153+ minutes of  practical training created and taught exclusively by Laura Frederick 
  • Audio-only recording of entire 2+ hour training program
  • One year of access to all the video content, but keep your copy of the playbook and job aids forever
  • Accessible via the Kajabi mobile app 
  • BONUS #1: Laura's Indemnification Provision Playbook with sample language, issues, and suggested edits (personal license only)
  • BONUS #2: Tools designed by Laura to help you do your job, including checklists, guides, negotiation scripts, and more
  • BONUS #3: 60+ minutes of additional training videos on indemnification issues 
  • BONUS #4: All of Laura's indemnification contract tips and cartoons


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