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Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

How to simplify and improve any contract

You get an agreement from a new vendor. You start to read it and your eyes glaze over. “In the event that….provided, however,…..including but not limited to…… For the avoidance of doubt……….” And on and on it goes. What gobbledygook. Of course this stuff is hard to read! So is quantum physics, but that’s because [...]

 

Do It Yourself Contracts – Is Boilerplate Necessary?

Ever heard someone say, when reviewing a contract with you, “that’s just boilerplate, don’t worry about it…” ? Maybe you and a customer considered saving some money by drafting your own agreement and decided to skip all that “boilerplate.”

 

Contract or Cat License?

The perils of DIY drafting. Remember the classic Monty Python skit? Eric Praline (John Cleese) walks into the Post Office to get a fish license for his pet halibut (also named Eric) and gets into an argument with the man behind the counter (Eric Idle). Here is an excerpt*: Praline (pulling out his “cat license” [...]