About this course

Agreements for programming, implementation, cloud migration, and other services lie at the center of technology contracting. Yet the role of professional services is often misunderstood.

Enroll and receive a year's access. Return to this video resource - or any chapter - again and again, whenever you need it.

In this course, we address: 

  • Distinguishing professional and cloud services
  • Drafting SoW service descriptions
  • Delivery and acceptance of deliverables, along with Milestones
  • Professional services indemnities
  • Nonsolicits and noncompetes

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As usual, your instructor is David Tollen, author of The Tech Contracts Handbook, attorney, UC Berkeley lecturer, expert witness, and sought-after speaker.

Length: c. 1 hr., 15 min. (CA CLE 1 hr.)

Recorded November 2022 and November 2023

An individualized certificate is generated when you complete the course.

CLE: Tech Contracts Academy On-Demand programs are approved for Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit in California, and we provide a CA CLE certificate (self-study). Jurisdictions elsewhere (and professions) differ on whether students may apply individually, and if so what’s required. See here for details about CLE.

Note: Several of the issues here are covered in our longer program, the Tech Contracts Master Class™ (made up of four sessions of 2+ hours). Also, Chapter 5, on indemnities, is also covered in our separate program, The Indeminar. And parts of Chapter 1, on the line between cloud and professional services, come up in many of our courses. (We consider occasional overlaps valuable, reinforcing key lessons for students who take both courses.)


Your Instructor

David W. Tollen is one of the industry’s leading authorities on software contracts, including agreements about artificial intelligence, as well as SaaS and other forms of cloud computing. He is a sought-after speaker, and he’s been widely recognized for making complex topics easy to understand and engaging.

David is an attorney, the founder of Tech Contracts Academy, and the author of The Tech Contracts Handbook, a perennial bestseller from the American Bar Association. His experience includes teaching IT contracts at UC Berkeley Law School and work and testimony as an expert witness, as well as service as General Counsel of a publicly traded software company and as VP of Business Development for a tech startup. He began his career at Morrison & Foerster, a global law firm, and ultimately founded Scyamore Legal, PC, a boutique law firm focused on IT contracts. David's clients have ranged from Silicon Valley startups to some of the most influential companies in the world.

David graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and has degrees from Cambridge University in England and U.C. Berkeley.

David's teaching style is informal and fun. He focuses on the business issues at stake in IT contracts.

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