Resources

A compilation of the best resources on contracts curated for you by Contract Nerds.

BLOGS

Law Insider’s Mike Whelan dissects high-profile contracts with various guest lawyers.

Check out this episode on the Twitter Terms of Use with Nada Alnajafi.

A practical contract training platform created by Laura Frederick to help lawyers and professionals master contract drafting and negotiations skills.

A hidden gem created by attorney and law professor Dell “D. C.” Toedt III providing free checklists, playbooks, guides, and templates here

A popular and esteemed legal blog, resource, and community all about contracts for lawyers and contracts professionals around the world.  Ranked the #1 best blog for in-house counsel in 2022! Founded by in-house attorney and author, Nada Alnajafi.

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David W. Tollen provides training resources on drafting and negotiating IT contracts, for lawyers and businesspeople. Free contract templates available here.

Attorney, author, and law professor Paul Swegle’s blog about business law insights for entrepreneurs, business attorneys, investors, and startup advisors.

A free blog and newsletter by Sterling Miller with articles on ten points for various in-house topics.

Check out this article on the 10 best blogs and other media for in-house counsel.

News and insights about the in-house legal practice.

A blog about various types of technology agreements by attorney Shahed Kader.

TEMPLATES

Juro offers an open source Privacy Policy template that was designed in partnership with Stefania Passera.

oneNDA offers a crowd-sourced NDA template.

oneNDA creators and ContractPodAi present oneDPA, a crowd-sourced DPA template.

Tech Contracts Academy offers several technology agreement templates, including SaaS, EULAs, SOWs, consulting services, and other agreements.

Law Insider offers a library of contracts and clauses.

BOOKS

By Paul Swegle. Practical insights accumulated and shared with to help business persons negotiate agreements that achieve their business goals without creating unexpected and unnecessary risks and liabilities. Buy here.

By Nada Alnajafi. #1 Amazon best seller for Contracts Law. The first and only uniform set of rules about redlining and negotiating contracts. Buy here.

By David Tollen. This simple reference manual and training guide covers cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. Buy here.

By Laura Frederick. A collection of insightful tips for lawyers and professionals who want to improve how they draft and negotiate contracts. Buy here.

By Lucy Bassli. A practical approach to improving the contracting experience. Buy here.

By Christoph Mlinarchik. Government contracting can be complex and difficult, but this introductory guide makes it simple and easy for you. Buy here.

By Verity White. Inside this jam-packed book, you’ll learn how to design readable, digital contracts your clients will love. Buy here.

By David Epstein, Bruce Markell, and Lawrence Ponoroff. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. Buy here.

PODCASTS

#1 negotiations podcast in the world, hosted by CEO of American Negotiation Institute, Kwame Christian.

Check out this episode with Nada Alnajafi.

A podcast for in house lawyers hosted by Mel Scott, Senior Legal Counsel at a global technology company based in Brisbane, Australia.

A podcast about contracts cases by Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, Professor of Law and Psychology.

A legal podcast with a mission to unleash potential, power, and purpose for lawyers around the world, hosted by Lawyer and Lawyer Coach, Charlotte Smith.

Check out this episode with Nada Alnajafi.

A podcast by Olga Mack, CEO of ParleyPro, focusing on the future of contracts, what it means to be a next-generation leader in law, and legal technologies.

Check out this episode with Nada Alnajafi.

A podcast featuring interviews with innovators in law and legal tech hosted by attorney Chad Main.

Frank conversations with GCs, CPOs, Product/Marketing leaders, Policy Leaders around navigating the technology ecosystem, hosted by Andy Dale, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Alyce and Pedro Pavón, Privacy & Data Policy at Facebook/Meta.

Each episode features a different perspective from a guest where we’ll be discussing things like: building a personal brand, simplifying contract verbiage, how to find the perfect CLM tool, or how to implement your dream solution. By Pepe Toriello & Marc Doucette.

Check out this episode with Nada Alnajafi.

EVENTS/WEBINARS

Free events for in-house attorneys offered multiple times a month.

Annual conference all about contracts.

Organization of legal operations professionals and others dedicated to improving the delivery of legal services.

Free and paid events, webinars, and workshops about working with contracts.

Paid members-only organization for in-house attorneys that offers some free events and CLEs for non-members.

Free webinars hosted by Olga Mack about the future of contracts. Previous recordings can be found here.

CONTENT CREATORS

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Alex Su changed the game with his LinkedIn and Twitter posts about going from big law to legal tech. Follow on LinkedIn.

Krysta Johnson is the new meme queen for contracts! Follow on LinkedIn!

Using humor to help us get through our contracts. Follow on LinkedIn!

Fun with legal design on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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