MSCD5: Can I Interest You in Doing a Review?
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by Ken Adams
1w ago
It would be hard to think of something more unfashionable than a book review, but book reviews perform a valuable service. The in-depth expertise required to tackle a demanding subject likely resides in books, but most of those looking to benefit from that expertise necessarily won’t possess the expertise required to evaluate that expertise. (Catch-22!) Book reviews can help people ... Read More The post MSCD5: Can I Interest You in Doing a Review? appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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Using CrossCheck to Police Your Defined Terms and Look for Other Glitches: Q&A with Steven Gullion
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by Ken Adams
1w ago
These days I don’t write much about legaltech for contacts. There’s way too much of it. And I don’t do deals, so I’m not in much of a position to put such products through their paces. But I’m making an exception with this Q&A with Steven Gullion, of CrossCheck. CrossCheck looks for technical glitches that can afflict use of defined ... Read More The post Using CrossCheck to Police Your Defined Terms and Look for Other Glitches: Q&A with Steven Gullion appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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Grinding Out the Expertise
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by Ken Adams
2w ago
This week, I received an email with this opening line: “Researching the topic of contract drafting, I seem to keep stumbling across your content as the subject matter expert.” And yesterday I noticed that the ACC Docket has designated my article with Michael Fleming on reviewing contracts (here) as one of 2022’s Most Read Docket Articles. This sort of recognition ... Read More The post Grinding Out the Expertise appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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You Can Now Register for 2023 Series of “Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass”
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by Ken Adams
2w ago
My online course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass has been on a brief hiatus while I waited to learn when the fifth edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting would be available. As I announced in this blog post, MSCD5 will be available in mid-April 2023, so that has allowed me to schedule the first four 2023 public series ... Read More The post You Can Now Register for 2023 Series of “Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass” appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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MSCD5: When and How Much!
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by Ken Adams
3w ago
Friends, the fifth edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (otherwise known as MSCD5) will be available for purchase from the American Bar Association in mid-April 2023. To echo what a deeply nerdy reader actually said, “I feel excitement in the air!” It has been a long time coming. I started work on it in November 2021. And ... Read More The post MSCD5: When and How Much! appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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Revisiting “Good Enough” in Contract Drafting
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by Ken Adams
3w ago
An exchange of tweets by Ron Friedmann and Casey Flaherty (here) yesterday prompted much cocktail-party conversation on the state of the legal market, with an emphasis on the implications of the new variant of artificial intelligence known as ChatGPT. (I wrote about ChatGPT in this blog post.) A recurring theme in the discussion was the notion that contracts can be ... Read More The post Revisiting “Good Enough” in Contract Drafting appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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A Peek at the Contract in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Partial Spoiler Alert!)
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by Ken Adams
1M ago
Last night I watched the Netflix movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with my daughter Sydney, who’s home for the holidays. (If you haven’t seen the movie, this reveals a piece of the puzzle, so you might want to stop reading.) We found the movie entertaining, but given that my life’s work consists of rooting around in the contracts ... Read More The post A Peek at the Contract in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Partial Spoiler Alert!) appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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Making More Judges Aware of MSCD
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by Ken Adams
1M ago
Of the sixty-odd articles I’ve written, one is a real turkey: Revisiting the Ambiguity of “And” and “Or” in Legal Drafting, published in 2006. It flubs the analysis of or. I was subsequently rescued by Rodney Huddleston, titan of linguistics (see this 2020 post), so in A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, the analysis of ambiguity associated with or ... Read More The post Making More Judges Aware of MSCD appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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MSCD5: Moar Detail!
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by Ken Adams
1M ago
In a conversation a few years ago with a BigLaw partner—a friend of MSCD—they recalled wistfully the first edition, which gave you relatively concise advice on the basics. Well, they’ll be even more wistful when they see MSCD5, because I’ve added greater detail. A good example is my treatment of our old friend efforts provisions. I’ve revised that chapter to ... Read More The post MSCD5: Moar Detail! appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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Thoughts on AI and “The Last Human Mile”
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by Ken Adams
1M ago
Recently I noticed this article on Artificial Lawyer. The title is Generative Legal AI + “The Last Human Mile”, and it’s about limits to applying AI to legal work. It says this: The last mile problem is a well-developed theory that many systems fail because there are some key steps at the end that cannot be done properly and that ruins ... Read More The post Thoughts on AI and “The Last Human Mile” appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting ..read more
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