[Updated 18 July 2019: This page and all the pages it links to need to be revised to reflect the most recent version of the Numbering Assistant, which now features two different MSCD schemes. Ken will do that by the end of July 2019.]
Payne Group, the software training and development company, has incorporated into the Numbering Assistant, its enumeration software, the recommendations made in Ken Adams’s A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting regarding enumeration and layout of blocks of contract text. It does so by offering the two versions of the MSCD numbering scheme as built-in Numbering Assistant numbering schemes (“MSCD Articles” and “MSCD Sections”).
This arrangement has made it much easier for drafters, including Ken himself, to adopt MSCD‘s recommendations regarding layout. The Numbering Assistant also makes it much easier to create a table of contents for a contract.
For any organization looking for greater efficiency and consistency in its contract drafting, a good place to start would be to install the Numbering Assistant and require that all drafters use it to apply the MSCD scheme.
A perpetual license to the Numbering Assistant costs $78; students and faculty are entitled to a 10% discount. If you’d like a free 30-day trial, click here to send an email to PayneGroup. If you’re a student or faculty member, please specify your school. (Ken isn’t being paid to promote The Numbering Assistant and won’t receive any commissions on sales.)
Go here for tips on using the Numbering Assistant to apply MSCD‘s numbering scheme. And if you don’t have the Numbering Assistant, go here for tips on working with a document formatted using the Numbering Assistant.