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LEGAL CONTRACT DRAFTING SUPPORT

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by  PROF. GORDON PACE

The notary drafts the contract on her computer – fixing a highlighted typo, ignoring the complex grammar warning. More worrying is the clause highlighted with an explanation of how it conflicts with another contract her client has signed. A few modifications later, she presses ‘Send’…

You open the document, selecting ‘Simplify’ to view a version leaving out legalese linguistic somersaults. But the complexity is still overwhelming. You click ‘Query’ and ask ‘Can I always cancel an order within 24 hours?’ A detailed scenario is presented, involving different time-zones, a re-order and another agreement. You start composing a reply to your notary…

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