New Article on Using Wikis in Contract Drafting

Today’s issue of the New York Law Journal contains my first bi-monthly “Contract Drafting” column. It’s in the inaugural issue of a new monthly section, “GC New York.” (Click here to go to a copy of the column on the “GC New York” website; in the future, you may need to register. You may find this version prints better.)

Entitled “Wiki, Anyone?,” this column explores whether wikis could be a useful tool for purposes of contract drafting. I conclude that because wikis share some of the shortcomings of the traditional contract-drafting process, they’d be of limited use. (Sorry to be a downer!) I suggest that document assembly might be a more promising approach.

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.