Computer-Assisted Legal Research and the Contract Drafter

Yesterday I spent the day at West’s headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota, with a dozen or so journalists and bloggers being introduced to WestlawNext, the next generation of Westlaw. More about that next week, when WestlawNext is launched.

But kicking the tires of WestlawNext caused me to consider how computer-assisted legal research is used in contract drafting. I invite you to take the following desperately unscientific polls and post a comment on the utility of such research.

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.