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Webinar: Boiled Up In Boilerplate: Seven Ways to Improve Your Contract Drafting

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December 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 0.5 Legal Ethics

Claude E. Ducloux, Board-Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and former Chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics will present a 60-minute power point covering:

–             Defining how boilerplate differs from essential clauses
–             Examples of typical boilerplate and potentially dangerous provisions
–             Steps to understanding, examining and communicating to your client;
–             Choice of Law 
–             Forum selection
–             Notice [method for giving notice to other side] 
–             Non-reliance (“Integration Clause”)
–             Waiver of Consequential damage
–             No Third-party Beneficiary
–             Alternate Dispute Resolution – Arbitration/Mediation
–             Severability
–             Contract Ethics – Duties of Competence, Conflicts of Interest, 
–             Doing business with Client and Duty of Truth in Statements to Others
–             Best Practices when reviewing boilerplate

This will be via an annotated PowerPoint presentation, which will be made available to the participants.   Further, sample clauses will also be made available as handouts. Presenter will answer questions, and provide follow-up to the audience following the presentation.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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