September 20, 2012

Contracts: Writing the Right Rights

Presenter: Heather Bussing, Attorney

Do you know what needs to be included in your contracts?

Wouldn't it be great if your contracts were clear, easy to understand, and actually reflected the work and relationships involved? Attorney Heather Bussing will explain what questions you need to ask and how to draft great contracts. She will provide you sample contract and show you what works, what doesn't work, and why.

Topics include:

  •  What you need in every contract.
  • Getting your statement of work right.
  • Managing copyright and intellectual property issues.
  • What all the gobbledy gook really means.
  • What happens if things go sideways?

Bring your questions and contracts for a great meeting that will make your business relationships easier.

Contract Examples
Compare this original from Janet:

To this revision by Heather:
Revised Web Design Contract.pdf

Other  Examples from Heather
Killer contract.pdf 
Anatomy of Contract.pdf 

About Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing has practiced business and employment law for 25 years. She teaches advanced legal writing (including how to draft contracts) and social media and internet law at Empire College School of Law. She also writes and edits for the HR Examiner,, an online magazine that deals with Technology in HR, Employment Law and Recruiting.

Twitter: @heatherbussing
Google+: +Heather Bussing

North Bay Internet Society

Meetings: Third Thursday of Every Month
2012 Schedule:
No Meetings in Aug. & Dec.

We usually meet in the Tarsier room at O'Reilly's buildings at the north end of Sebastopol

Doors open for socializing at 6:30 PM, "formal" meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Pot-luck refreshments.