In the law sector, signing contracts and documents is a crucial part of the beginning, duration and at the end of cases. And although it is important, it can be often overlooked as something common in our day-to-day, while also being time consuming. Luckily, now there are many ways to make contracts easier to redact, read and consequently sign, especially using our services. Our document management and repository tools keep you and your clients on track. Here are some additional ways to make it easier.
- Make sure the contracts are clean, and clear to read and understand, using plain and simple language.
- Make your contracts balanced: from the start, they should be balanced and mutual – or as close to mutual as you can make them under the circumstances.
- Eliminate repetition.
- Do not send a PDF: If you are sending a contract over to the other side and asking for their comments and redlines, do not send a Word version instead.
- Redline all of your changes: Also, if you see that your redlines are showing up as the same color as those from the other side, change the color of your track changes in Word so it is clear who is changing what.
- Explain yourself: If you have just made a material change in a document or added an entirely new section, use the Word comment feature to leave a note in the document explaining what you have done and why.
- Review your contract templates regularly: a yearly meeting between the legal team and the sales team to check all of the existing contract templates can help discover what issues have come up that may give the company reason to change the templates. The overall goal is to consistently make the company‘s contracts easier to sign.
Using our document repository and management tools can help you and your business thrive by making everything regarding contracts overall more efficient.