New Adams NYLJ Article on “Shall”

Today’s issue of the New York Law Journal contains my article “Making Sense of ‘Shall.'” Click here to go to the PDF reprint. And click here to access it for freeat least for the time beingon the NYLJ’s website. My thanks to those who were kind enough to review drafts of this article.

The topic of shall came up during my panel discussion with Richard Wydick and Bryan Garner at this summer’s ABA annual meeting, and that’s what prompted me to write this article. I’m glad that I diduse of shall is at the dark heart of contract drafting, and in this article I approach the topic more rigorously than I have previously.

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.