Bill Carleton wrote a piece last week about law firm Gunderson Dettmer making form agreements available on Docracy’s website. In case you haven’t heard of Docracy, here’s how the web company describes itself:
Docracy is a social repository of legal documents. Our mission is to make useful legal documents freely available to the public. We also hope to make them easier to find, customize and sign. No more crappy templates behind a paywall that you download hoping everything will be alright. Instead: reputable, transparent sources and social proof to help you find something as close as possible to the perfect document.
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Here are a few of the pieces from the social web I enjoyed reading recently. I shamelessly stole the idea from Bradley B. Clark, who writes the Texas Law Blog. I don’t know who he lifted the idea from….
There’s always something interesting going on at Ken Adams’s The Koncise Drafter for folks who are into contract language. My favorite discussion this week was Excluding Consequential Damages in a Confidentiality Agreement. I usually use the word discussion when I talk about Ken’s blog, because his readers offer up thoughtful, stimulating comments to almost every post. If you’re reading the blog in an RSS reader, you’re missing out on a lot of the good stuff. [click to continue…]
To compare Koncision’s launch of its first product to humanity’s first steps on the moon would be a bit of hyperbole to be sure, but Koncision does represent a major step toward rationalizing the provision of legal services.
What Is Koncision?
Koncision is a web-based application that combines the power of document assembly with high-quality contract templates. [click to continue…]
The Reading List—a regular feature of theContractsGuy—highlights blogs that are interesting enough that I check in regularly.
Ken Adams, the author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, began publishing The Koncise Drafter in December 2010. The blog is the successor to Adams’s widely-followed AdamsDrafting blog (“same pointy-headed contract stuff, different URL”). Adams moved his on-line forum to The Koncise Drafter when he launched Koncision Contract Automation (the website at least, if not yet the service), which will offer a subscription document-assembly service combining contract templates developed by Koncision with document assembly technology offered by ContractExpress. [click to continue…]