Other Header and Footer Information?

Two items I posted today considered the format of page numbers and use of logos in headers and footers. And comments to this October 2009 post alluded to putting file names in the footer. So I got to thinking about other things that can go in headers and footers.

I’ve sometimes seen the notation “Confidential” in a footer, the aim presumably being to keep working drafts confidential. Less understandable are the notations “Privileged and Confidential” and “Attorney Work Product”—I don’t know what attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine have to do with contract drafting, but I’m prepared to have someone tell me.

Do you put anything else in headers and footers?

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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.