Take me to the bridge to reimagine contract drafting

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, by Noric Dilanchian

Drafting contracts to treat risks is institutionalised traditional knowledge. In contrast, drafting contracts to support the competitive positioning of clients requires new know-how not taught in the institutions of law schools, law firms or in-house legal departments.  Read more

Contractual relationships are more than law

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014, by Noric Dilanchian

Many areas of business law are bottomless but useful pits of knowledge. Included are contract law, intellectual property law, tax law and corporations law. For each there are related conventions, practices and international law or trade agreements.  Read more

Format follows content

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013, by Noric Dilanchian

ipad-for-lawyersWe are emerging from an era when law was exclusively recorded in text. We are used to law makers, educators, lecturers and practitioners communicating law to us normally only verbally or with text.  Read more

Business law formats: tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, by Noric Dilanchian

business-law-formats-tomorrowAs has often been observed since the early 1980s, computers and word processors have deepened the addiction of lawyers to text. Court decisions, contracts and legislation have all grown in their typical number of pages. Frankly, text is now so out of control in its sheer volume in law that business lawyers don't know business law. There's too much to read. Rivers of words issue from lawyers in numerous parliaments, courts, tribunals, and international bodies.  Read more

Business law formats: yesterday

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, by Noric Dilanchian

law-recording-mediaThis post is a short review of Western legal history, particularly English legal history, focusing on the traditional formats in which law has been remembered or recorded and understandings about those formats. Historical perspective is useful for understanding how legal systems arrive at the position of having so much business law in electronic media, more than any business lawyer will ever read in a lifetime even in his or her own area of speciality. Contract drafters face this problem and do lawyers specialising in intellectual property and other fields of business law.  Read more

#LawReformation at Annexium

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013, by Noric Dilanchian

AnnexiumWelcome to Annexium, where members annex their know-how and resources and maintain the social life of contract-related legal documents and information.[1] Paramount is professional education of the members, by the members, for the members (hat tip to Abraham Lincoln[2]).   Read more