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How to Spot and Solve Implicit Language Bias in International Contracts by Nada Alnajafi for Contract Nerds

How to Spot and Solve Implicit Language Bias in International Contracts

Ever notice that contracts are always drafted in English? Implicit language bias occurs in contracts when the contract drafter assumes the other party is as fluent in English and English “legalese” as the contract drafter. If you’ve ever thought this to yourself, “Wow, their English is surprisingly really good!” then you probably have implicit language bias.

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Better Contract Management in Six Manageable Steps, by Nada Alnajafi, for Contract Nerds

Better Contract Management in Six Manageable Steps

While investing in a contract management tool is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, it should not be your first. In fact, there is a lot of work to be done internally that will significantly improve your contract management process without costing you a single dime. And with all the choices out there, this work needs to be done before you can even attempt to identify the right tool for you.

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Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Using Incoterms, by Laura Frederick, for Contract Nerds

Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Using Incoterms

Incoterms are a pre-defined global standard for allocating risk of loss, customs clearance, and transit insurance in sale of goods contracts.  The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) established Incoterms in 1936 and updates the definitions every ten years, with the most recent version adopted earlier this year.
Incoterms are an amazing tool for contract drafters to […]

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The New Law on the Block for Independent Contractor Agreements, by Anna Makowski Morkos, for Contract Nerds

The New Law on the Block for Independent Contractor Agreements

This September, even California employers have to go “back to the books” when hiring and contracting with independent contractors. As if we didn’t have enough change to navigate already, the rules around independent contractors have changed once more.  So break out your highlighters and follow along as we walk you through some key updates and […]

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Suggestions for a New Contracts Blogger

I’m delighted Nada Alnajafi has launched Contract Nerds, a blog about contracts. There are not many blogs that specialize in the subject, as opposed to blogs that write sporadically about contracts. But I want Contract Nerds to have a long and happy life, so I permit myself to offer some suggestions, from the perspective of someone who has been blogging for more than 14 years.

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