I noted with interest Casey Flaherty’s recent post entitled The Limits of Incremental Improvements. This sentence captures the gist of it: “[O]nce you cut something in half, there is nothing you can do, save eliminating it entirely, that will ever again deliver the same raw level of improvement.” This post is on LegalSifter’s blog. To […]
I recently found myself once more poking around the entrails of confidentiality agreements. The issue related to one of the core obligations, namely the obligation not to disclose confidential information. (The other is the obligation not to use confidential information except as specified.) The rest of this post is on the LegalSifter blog, here.
Here’s the beginning of my new post on LegalSifter’s blog: This week I had the pleasure of visiting North Falmouth, Massachusetts. (Hence the photo.) I was there to do a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar for the global contracts team of a multinational. But this post isn’t about the seminar. Instead, it’s about the fact that […]
After almost a year working on the factory floor at LegalSifter, it has become clear to me that contract review and contract drafting are closely allied functions. … This post is on LegalSifter’s blog. To read the rest of it, go here.
Last April I told you in this post that I had become an advisor to LegalSifter, the company that’s developing software to help you review the other side’s draft contracts. What do I have to announce now? Well, nothing in particular. I’m simply continuing to do my part. In addition to doing consulting work, and roaming around giving […]
As a follow-up to their 2009 article naming me one of their original batch of Legal Rebels, I’m featured in a new ABA Journal Legal Rebels podcast that focuses on my work with LegalSifter. And there’s also an article. You can find both of them here. The 2009 article about me is apparently no longer […]
In some fields, the robots-running-rampant connotations of the term “artificial intelligence” might be somewhat justified. But when it comes to what LegalSifter offers—AI review of the other side’s draft contract—a dose of reality is in order. To read the rest of this post, go to LegalSifter’s blog, here.
I’ve seen more than my fair share of unfortunate drafting, but my work for LegalSifter has exposed me to a whole new level of stoopid. This post is on the LegalSifter blog. Go here to read the rest.
One of my tasks at LegalSifter is to create help text for Sifters, the algorithms tasked with spotting whether a given issue is addressed in a draft contract submitted to you by a counterparty. … Because this post relates to my work as advisor for LegalSifter, the AI document-review software, I posted it on their blog. […]
In recent weeks I’ve had occasion to ruminate in public: Here’s my conversation with Casey Flaherty (@DCaseyF), recorded by LegalSifter at the CLOC 2018 Institute: Go here for Christian Lang‘s episode “Voices of CLOC 2018,” on the podcast Blacklines & Billables. (My utterances are at 6:00, 20:00, and 27:51.) And go here for this item by […]