My New Article About “Shall”

The current issue of The Australian Corporate Lawyer—the journal of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association—contains my article Banishing Shall from Business Contracts: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater (PDF copy here).

What it has to say won’t come as a surprise to regular readers of this blog, but I expect that it will come as a surprise to plenty of people in Australia, stronghold of the anti-shall forces.

This is just one of a number of articles I’ve written for periodicals outside the U.S. In part, that’s my way of emphasizing my commitment to an international perspective. I also want to remind folk that I’ll be back in Australia in February 2015 to give more “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars under the auspices of Melbourne Law School. I’ll have more specific information about that before too long.

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.