NSW State Government Seminar series

NSW State Government Seminar series

NSW LEAD series

Legal Education and Development seminars designed specifically for NSW State Government staff.

With a focus on risk management, NSW State Government legal staff and senior managers must be aware of the risks and opportunities that the law presents across their portfolios.

McCullough Robertson is dedicated to helping you make a positive difference for our state.  Delivering major projects geared at further strengthening infrastructure, generating greater economic opportunity and promoting social cohesion throughout New South Wales requires the navigation of significant legal issues.  These LEAD sessions will provide you with valuable information on the potential case law and legislative issues facing your operations and are applicable to both legal staff and senior managers. 

SESSION 5: REMOVING JARGON AND LAWYERISMS - A GUIDE TO PLAIN ENGLISH DRAFTING

As lawyers, we are often known for our legalese and verbosity, but legal documents do not have to be hard to read.  This  session gives tips on how to make your legal documents  clearer and how to identify and avoid ambiguity in your  drafting.    

In this session, Commercial Partner Paul McLachlan, will look at:

  • techniques to avoid ambiguity
  • how to structure a clause in a contract
  • how to draft provisos, and
  • how to accurately express timeframes.

This session is useful for any government lawyer who writes, but particularly for those who review and draft contracts.

Details

Date:   Wednesday 19 July 2017 
Time:  8.00am - 9.00am
Breakfast included
(Breakfast from 7.45am)
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Venue

McCullough Robertson Auditorium 
Level 32, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
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Seminars can be video conferenced to our Newcastle office at Level 2, 16 Telford Street upon request only.

Future 2017 LEAD sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of each month (February to November) and will cover the following topics, among others:

  • the top five procurement mistakes and how to avoid them
  • fraud and credit controls
  • practical negotiation skills, and
  • work life balance - ensuring that you and your team perform at their best.