Month: February 2018

Barriers to BIM

The Winfield Rock Report Overcoming the Legal and Contractual Barriers of BIM [available here] is a great step-forward in explaining both the essentials of BIM and the barriers to its adoption. As a contract and plain language specialist, the Report chimes with my experience: too much jargon too many initialisms

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Piecing Together the Contract Puzzle

Early in 2018 on twitter, plain language expert Dominique Joseph (@clearerworld), Tim Cummins (@tcummins from the IACCM), Ken Adams (@KonciseD) watched closely by Stefania Passera (@StewieKee), asked who was doing a good job of making contracts more user-friendly? Initially, we got side-tracked because Dom had framed her question to ask

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The Dotted Line: Live the life of your dreams

Whether you are in the warm fuzzy glow of coupledom or reject the commerciality of modern Valentine’s Day, my newsletter is about loving your contracts. After all, they could help you live the life of your dreams! Read the full edition here » This video is my Eureka/lightbulb moment –

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Love Your Contract

I have a thing about creating lovable contracts. After all, contracts help you run your business, which helps you make money, which helps you live the life you love. Hence, contracts should be lovable. In Stefania Passera’s thesis, she says that a standard, ‘design-free’ reactively drafted contract conveys the impression

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Clear Contracts Create Success

In studying the role of contract visualization, Stefania Passera’s doctoral dissertation Beyond the wall of contract text (2017), she cites research that: Clear and implementable contract terms are crucial in building successful business relationships Well-structured and well-developed agreements foster better relations Long-term successful relationships require strengthened terms on communication, role

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The Dotted Line: The seven sins

Before Valentine’s Day is upon us, let me act as your contract fairy godmother with a sprinkle of magic dust (aka sensible legal resources) help change your love/hate relationship with legal documents. Read the full edition here » If you want to use letters of intent successfully and avoid that

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