Drafting Better Contracts
Write professional looking contracts by using concise wording, paragraph numbering, section headings, and tables of contents. Use letter-size paper and single spacing to make contracts easier to scan. For more tips, read articles about form libraries, word processing, writing clearly, and technology tools like document management software. Improve your drafting skills by attending an ALI Webinar or taking a Ken Adams workshop. Also see Dell Toedt's archive of drafting articles and his contract checklist. For in-depth study, read PLI's contract handbook and ABA books about business contracts, computer contracts, construction contracts, documenting deals, drafting style, government contracts, leases, medical contracts, prose in contracts, settlement agreements, structuring transactions, and tech contracts.