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Gender-Inclusive Drafting in Transactional and Litigation Documents

Joel Kwan, Boudewijn Smit, Ari Linder, and Brittany Esser

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This program will address gender-inclusive drafting in transactional and litigation documents. It will discuss best practices such as avoiding such gendered terms as “husband” or “wife” in favor of terms like “spouse,” scrutinizing documents for gendered language (such as “man-made” or “gentleman’s agreement”), and using the singular “they” when referring to an individual whose gender is unknown or when discussing a generic person.


The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.