AI Review Isn't Enough

By Rick Colosimo / March 13, 2018 / Comments Off on AI Review Isn't Enough

I just read Ken Adam’s post on AI review of legal documents. In the case of services that offer contract templates, if I don’t know who prepared a template, I’m not going to trust it. Even if I do know, I’ll be skeptical unless given good reason not to be. I had this exact comment…

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Caring doesn't scale

By Rick Colosimo / October 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Caring doesn't scale

Here’s a pair of instructive quotes, ostensibly about code: Clean code always looks like it was written by someone who cares.” – Robert C. Martin, Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship This is what I see when I look at contracts. And processes. And business models. Caring doesn’t scale. #StartupRules It was the…

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Sign here

By Rick Colosimo / June 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Sign here

Ken Adams has a recent blog post with some pictures of contracts with “Read Before Signing” written in by the signature block. The idea is likely that someone trying to enforce the contract later, against a claim by the person who signed saying “I didn’t read it, and I didn’t agree to something in there,”…

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Periods are cheap; use them.

By Rick Colosimo / May 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Periods are cheap; use them.

One of the easiest ways to improve the readability of your contracts is to use shorter sentences. I don’t even mean that you have to trim each sentence. If all you do is turn compound sentences into two sentences, you will help the reader. In addition, by eliminating coordinating conjunctions, you clarify the meaning of…

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