New Trainings this Fall, with AI Content

Tech Contracts Academy offers multiple training options this fall, including a brand new webinar all about artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal and contracting professions, as well as returning courses enhanced with new AI content. All taught by industry expert David Tollen, author of The Tech Contracts Handbook, our classes are conveniently available via distance learning.

Our courses benefit lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, engaged in contracts involving technology – including the purchase or sale of AI. CLE is available in California. Scheduling challenges? Access to recordings is available afterward for a limited time.

And, on Sept. 27 at 6 AM PT/9 AM ET, David collaborates with World Commerce & Contracting (formerly IACCM) in its AI Contracting Week. David’s session is “AI Tools for Drafting and Negotiating Contracts.” Learn more and register here. 

If you’re looking for more about contracts for purchasing or selling AI – including sample contract clauses – check out David’s recent blog posts here and our new one-stop shop for AI Resources.

Two webinars: October 12, November 16

Key Liability Terms in Contracts about AI, the Cloud and other Software: Warranty, Indemnity, Limit of Liability, and More

In our October 12 webinar, we will address some of the most negotiated – and misunderstood – terms in contracts about software, the cloud, and AI. This program will cover common liability terms, and those contract drafters tend to understand least – including new issues related to generative AI.

Topics covered include:

  • Warranties
  • Limits of liability
  • Indemnities
  • Vendor liability for 3rd parties
  • Liquidated damages
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AI in the Legal and Contracting Professions: Today and Tomorrow

In this November 16 webinar, we’ll address what lawyers, contract managers, and other legal professionals need to know about the technology changes brought by AI. We’ll look at current and near-future AI solutions. And we’ll do something unusual: Assess AI by looking into the past – into the history of technology. We’ll try to assess what our jobs look like in 5 and 10 years … and further into the future.

Topics covered include:

  • How past technology change has destroyed and created jobs and what it says about our future
  • Current AI tools on the market
  • The strengths and limits or AI in the legal world
  • Changes in the legal industry working alongside AI: lawyers’ monopoly (UPL), open source contracts, etc.
  • And more …
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Nov/Dec Tech Contracts Master Class Series

Taken together, our four Tech Contracts Master Classes will prepare you to negotiate contracts about software, cloud services, and professional services more confidently and efficiently, and help you avoid common pitfalls.

And, we’ve added new content about AI contracts: Wondering about IP rights in outputs, training data and prompts? Liability for errors (“hallucinations”), infringement, and misuse of private information? Join David Tollen to explore these and other key tech contracting topics (examples below). 

Our Nov/Dec series runs Tuesdays from Nov. 7-Dec. 5 (no class the week of Thanksgiving). Conveniently available via distance learning (with recordings available afterward on request, for a limited time), each class is two hours, and includes Q&A.

Most students choose to take all four classes (with an automatic series discount). (And there’s also a 10% discount available to company teams of 5 or more). But classes are also available to purchase individually. 

Prime Clauses (Nov. 7): The central promise and transaction in contracts about software, AI, cloud computing and other forms of IT (the promise of cloud services; license to on-premise software; promise of professional services). Frequently, contracts have a combination. And … the promise to pay. 

General Clauses (Nov. 14): Commercial clauses (such as technical specifications, SLAs, business continuity and disaster recovery, non-disclosure) and data clauses (including location, security, incidents, privacy, audits). 

Key Liability Terms (Nov. 28): Warranties, indemnities, limits of liability, provider liability for 3rd parties, and liquidated damages.  

End-Game & Special Clauses (Dec. 5): Term & termination; transition and deconversion of AI and cloud data; non-solicits and noncompetes; dispute management, mediation, arbitration, waiver of class actions, jury trials; ancillary IP terms; supporting “boilerplate” clauses; open source software.

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CLE. Tech Contracts Master Classes™ and Tech Contracts Academy’s webinars are approved for Continuing Legal Education credit in California. Licensed elsewhere? Jurisdictions (and professions) differ as to whether students may apply individually for continuing education credit, and what is required. Materials we make available for Tech Contracts Academy’s programs (e.g., slides, presenter’s biography) may assist students’ self-submission efforts. Check here for more details about CLE. 

Discounts: See program registration pages for information about group discounts (teams of five or more from same company, for same program: 10% off a full Master Class series; 15% off any webinar). And, for a limited time, a 10% discount is also available for individuals – after enrolling in one webinar at full price (starting with our July 2023 webinar), returning students may request a 10% discount code to use when enrolling in subsequent webinars through the end of 2023. Contact [email protected] for more information, and to obtain a discount code prior to enrolling. (Only one discount code per program may be used. Individual discount does not apply to Master Classes).

Our presenter. David Tollen founded Tech Contracts Academy® LLCAn attorney, instructor at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and expert witness, he authored the American Bar Association’s perennial bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing; 3rd ed. 2021). It is available from Amazon here, and other retailers.

Tech Contracts Academy® is a professional training company, created to bring confidence and expertise to professionals responsible for technology contracts. It provides public and in-house training on drafting and negotiating IT agreements. Contact us here or email [email protected] for more information about training for just your team.

Our programs provide general education, not legal advice. This communication is not, and our programs are not, advertising to provide legal services. Only one discount code may be used per registration.

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