Behold my five-thousandth tweet:
The first rule of Traditional Contract Drafting Club is: Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the parties hereto ackn
— Ken Adams (@AdamsDrafting) June 2, 2016
If I say so myself, I think it’s pretty funny.
4 thoughts on “The First Rule of Traditional Contract Drafting Club”
I offer the second rule: never use “that,” always use “which” instead.
I still try to stick with “that” for restrictive clauses and “which” for nonrestrictive clauses. I don’t know that anyone pays a great deal of attention to that distinction in reading what I write, but I still follow it. Perhaps not faithfully, but I try.
I assumed that Chad was joking! I’m with you, except that I use comma-which.
Of course, comma “which,” but most drafters could care less about that, ha.