News for ACC Members (And How to Win a Copy of MSCD at the ACC Annual Meeting)

The 2011 annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel is taking place in Denver on October 23–26. I spoke at the previous two annual meetings, and I would have liked to have attended this one. But it’s parents’ weekend at my daughter’s new school, and on October 25 I’m giving a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Washington, D.C. So no ACC annual meeting for me!

What would have made this meeting particularly interesting is the fact that—you heard it here first!—the ACC will be including a link to Koncision on its soon-to-be-launched “contracts portal,” and Koncision will be offering annual subscriptions to its confidentiality-agreement template free of charge to ACC members.

This arrangement makes great sense. I want as many people as possible to see what rigorous automated contract-creation looks like, and ACC members have long been an enthusiastic constituency.

In my absence, any ACC members interested in Koncision should visit Tim Allen and his Business Integrity colleagues at booth 718—Business Integrity is the developer of ContractExpress, which powers Koncision.

As a little incentive, Business Integrity has ten copies of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting to give to the first ten people who sign up to do a test-drive [link no longer available] of Koncision’s confidentiality-agreement template, actually do that test-drive, and then present themselves at the Business Integrity booth to claim a copy of the book.

I hope you’ll keep me posted of any juicy contracts-related happenings at the annual meeting.

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.