Creating Simple and Enforceable Contracts: Lofty Goal or Foolish Fantasy?

Some argue that contracts need not be “filled with mind-bending legal gibberish” and that plain simple everyday language will suffice.

Perhaps attorneys need to take a deep breath of fresh air and let go of the legal jargon they learn in law school and on the job. If the legal community tried harder to find ways of expressing terms and conditions in a straightforward manner, clients and contracting parties would likely appreciate the effort.

Come to think of it, “terms and conditions” (see the prior sentence) may be one of those legal phrases that perplex non-lawyers, causing scratched heads and confused minds.

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