In a series of lessons, you will gain deep insight on how contracts, both government and commercial, are interpreted by boards and courts. The rules are not always the same for them! We will also spend some time discussing good contract drafting that will avoid interpretation disputes. Filled with both legal theory (for the legally inclined) and practical application for the practitioner, you will develop a deeper appreciation for contract formatting, drafting quality contracts, and avoiding disputes, ambiguities, and misunderstandings.
Tuesdays – 10:00-11:30am ET
May 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun 27 – How do You Know When it is Done?
Despite the existence of an Inspection and acceptance clause or clauses, many contracts are drafted with unclear descriptions of how they end. Improper inspections are one of the primary causes of constructive changes in contracts. Understanding principles of contract discharge, determining the intent of the parties at contract formation, and discussing types of conditions that can affect contract performance are included among the topics discussed.