Monthly Archives: September 2008

“For Example”

When in my seminars I discuss the phrase including without limitation, I’m sometimes asked what I think of for example. Here’s my answer: Don’t use …

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Seeking Your Input on MSCD’s Binding

The second edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting has been out for less than two months, and we’ve already sold almost all …

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I’m Featured in the September 2008 YourABA

The lead item in the September 2008 YourABA, the ABA’s e-newsletter for members, is a Q&A with yours truly. Click here to go to it. …

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“Consecutive Months”

[Updated October 1, 2008] Consider the following provision: During the term of this agreement and the following 24 consecutive months, the Consultant shall not … …

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BaselineNDA—A Tool for Reviewing NDAs

I’ve kicked the tires of a good number of information-technology tools aimed at making the contract process more efficient, but I hadn’t encountered a product …

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The Numbering Assistant’s MSCD Schemes Revised; Also, New Templates Posted

MSCD 3.38 invites readers to request a free 30-day trial of the Numbering Assistant, the paragraph-numbering tool developed by Payne Consulting Group that allows you …

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“Dysfunctional Drafting”—My Opinion Piece in the National Law Journal

The September 8, 2008, issue of the National Law Journal contains my opinion piece “Dysfunctional Drafting.” Click here to go to the online version. By …

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LaserPro—A Document-Assembly Success Story

For most of us, using document-assembly to draft contracts remains an apparently distant prospect. But for some, it’s a fact of life. For example, I’ve …

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