We’re about to launch a new LegalSifter Review document type—Boilerplate. Let me tell you about it. This post is on LegalSifter’s blog. To read it, go here.
Some AI-and-contracts companies say their artificial intelligence will learn the patterns in your stash of signed contacts and use that, together with a menu of your preferences, to create, in an instant, a markup of the other side’s draft. This post is on LegalSifter’s blog. To continue reading, go here.
You might have heard that LegalSifter is looking to hire someone to work with me in creating our algorithms (“Sifters”) and writing the advice we give users. For more information, go to Indeed or LinkedIn. On Saturday I published this stream-of-consciousness post on my blog about the position. Now I’d like to address more directly why this position might be … Read More
LegalSifter is looking to hire someone to work with me in designing our algorithms (we call them “Sifters”) and writing the advice we give users. For more information, go to Indeed or LinkedIn. To get a better sense of the kind of work I do, I suggest you read my posts on LegalSifter’s blog. But some context might also be helpful. … Read More
When I joined LegalSifter as chief content officer after having been on my own for fifteen years, I entered a process-driven world. I’m now part of a production line that combines technology and expertise to create software and advice. There’s lots to keep track of, so we’d be lost without our databases. This post is on LegalSifter’s blog. To read … Read More
Future-of-law commentator Richard Susskind has written with Neville Eisenberg, a partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, this article in the current issue of The Practice. It’s entitled Vertically Integrated Legal Service, and it reflects a vision of the future of legal services that, when it comes to handling contracts, is at odds with my experience and what LegalSifter is doing. … Read More
LegalSifter Review uses algorithms to review draft contracts to see whether provisions addressing specific contract issues are present or missing. We call our algorithms “Sifters.” In this post, the spotlight is on the Sifter Not Relying on Statements Outside the Contract. This Sifter helps alert sellers to language it would be prudent to include in a contract to reduce the … Read More
The value offered by contract review enhanced by artificial intelligence is simple enough: reviewing contracts is challenging, so there’s a benefit to having someone look over your shoulder and offer advice, if you want it. But to really appreciate what it offers, you have to understand the stuff you can expect to review. It’s not pretty. The rest of this … Read More
When we speak with potential clients, some remark to us, with a sage nod, that, well, LegalSifter doesn’t mark up the draft being reviewed. To make sure we understand what they’re referring to, we looked into this. We quickly determined that what these companies are alluding to is something I’ve seen already. This post is on LegalSifter’s blog. To read … Read More
Check out my latest video for LegalSifter, Ken’s Hot Take on Notices Provisions—all 8 minutes and 35 seconds of it. It’s available here. You can also get my latest and greatest notices provision and a list of related resources. Why notices provisions? Because I’ve been noodling with my notices provision over the past couple of years. Because I’ve revisited notices … Read More