Kingsley Martin’s “Contract Analysis and Contract Standards” Blog (Plus Discussion of Document-Assembly Technology)

In March 2009 I did this Q&A with Kingsley Martin, developer of KIIAC, a software for creating templates and clause libraries for use in drafting contracts. I continue to think that KIIAC is invaluable for anyone looking to create a new template from a large group of comparable precedent contracts, so it was with interest that I noted that Kingsley has just started the “Contract Analysis and Contract Standards Blog.” If you’re interested in achieving efficiencies in the contract process, you might want to keep an eye on it.

Incidentally, based on my conversations with Kingsley, I think we might have slightly different views regarding the amount of editorial input that’s required when using KIIAC to create a template. I say that determining which suboptimal version of a given kind of provision is the most prevalent is, by itself, of strictly limited use.

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.