My NYLJ Article on Retooling Your Contract Process for the Downturn

The New York Law Journal has published, in its “GC New York” section, my article entitled “Retooling Your Contract Process for the Downturn.” Click here to go to a nifty PDF reprint and click here to go to the online version (free registration required). I suspect you’ll find that a hard copy of the reprint is easier to read than the online version.

This article describes how law departments are under pressure not just to cut costs, but to work smarter by simplifying what they do. When it comes to your contract process, you can simplify it by redrafting your templates and by using automation, and the potential benefits of doing so are dramatic.

I know that this is a dreaded traditional-media article, but it’s as relevant as anything I’ve written. I’d be grateful if you’d forward a link to anyone who might be interested—the higher up the food chain, the better. And don’t hesitate to submit as comments to this post any thoughts prompted by the article.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.