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With support from LegalSifter, I’ve recorded three short videos about the Salesforce master subscription agreement. Today we launch the first one, which introduces you to the MSA—what it covers, what it doesn’t cover. My co-presenter is Nada Alnajafi, the impresario behind Contract Nerds. She’s a fresh voice in contracts, and I appreciate her enthusiasm. And […] The post The First of Three Videos on the Salesforce Master Subscription Agreement appeared first on Adams on Contract
I used to keep track of technology related to the contracts process, but now I do so only sporadically—there’s way too much for the casual observer to keep up with. That’s even the case regarding a subset of that technology—products that aim to facilitate review of contracts. That’s of interest to me, as I’m chief […] The post A Tech-Only Solution for Contract Review, Or Not: BlackBoiler and LegalSifter appeared first on Adams on Contract
I’m a relative latecomer to LinkedIn; I started posting regularly only a couple of years ago. I’ve struggled with LinkedIn, but I think I now understand, finally, what’s expected of me. Much of the conversation on LinkedIn is of a personal nature, involving people’s own experiences, plans, and hopes. But because LinkedIn is designed to […] The post LinkedIn Isn’t the Marketplace of Ideas appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
This is from a message I received this weekend from a reader: I see dozens of postings for remote contract attorney positions, but they are looking for people with years of experience focused on contracts, especially IP and technology. In companies with small in-house legal teams, attorneys have to multitask, so they won’t have that […] The post You Want to Work with Contracts But You Have Limited Experience. What Do You Do? appeared first…
Much discussion of contract drafting resembles a cocktail party, but we need more than that. I have no problem with cocktail parties. For example, LinkedIn is a cocktail party, and I’m easy to find on LinkedIn, where I mingle and engage in cocktail-party chit-chat. As a result, I’ve encountered people who otherwise would likely have […] The post Calling All Iconoclasts appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.
When it comes to skills relevant to business, I’m good at one thing and pretty terrible at the rest. Kevin Miller, LegalSifter’s CEO, is good at a whole bunch of stuff; I salute him. What the heck, this week he even did this post, entitled What We Mean When We Talk About Our Expertise, on […] The post Kevin Miller, LegalSifter’s CEO, on the Role of Expertise in Contracts AI appeared first on Adams on
After doing these three posts about stuff you find in jurisdiction provisions, I have just one more topic to discuss, at least for now—namely this kind of thing: Each party hereby waives [or agrees not to assert] any objection that those courts represent an inconvenient forum [or inconvenient venue]. I’ve decided to call such provisions […] The post Jurisdiction Provisions, Part 4: Using Convenient-Forum Provisions Instead of No-Objecting-to-Inconvenient-Forum Provisions appeared first on Adams on Contract
As you will have noticed from this blog post and this blog post, I’ve been contemplating contract provisions that seek to specify which courts would resolve disputes between the parties. In the process, I’ve observed that people appear uncertain about how concepts of venue and jurisdiction relate to this issue. Inconsistent Terminology Some provisions use […] The post Jurisdiction Provisions, Part 3: Don’t Use the Words “Jurisdiction” and “Venue” in Specifying Which Courts Would Resolve
As you will have noticed from this blog post and this blog post, I’ve been contemplating contract provisions that seek to specify which courts would resolve disputes between the parties. In the process, I’ve observed that people appear uncertain about concepts of venue and jurisdiction relate to this issue. Inconsistent Terminology Some provisions use just […] The post Jurisdiction Provisions, Part 3: Don’t Use the Words “Jurisdiction” and “Venue” in Jurisdiction Provisions appeared first on…
At the onset of the pandemic, I declined the opportunity to do an online version of my in-person Drafting Clearer Contracts seminar. But over time, we’ve all gotten used to Zoom. Yes, in-person presentations are more fun, and it’s easier for participants to engage. On the other hand, doing presentations remotely offers compelling efficiencies. And […] The post The Return of “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Presentations appeared first on Adams on Contract Drafting.