Best of The Exari Blog, Part 1

About this series: The Exari team has worked for nearly five years to make this blog a complete resource for information about contracts and document assembly. With more than 180 published articles, we thought we would introduce our newer readers to the most popular articles from the archive.

In January, 2006, Exari founder Jamie Wodetzki started a blog called Pactum: News and views on contracts, agreements and all the fine print in between. In an excerpt from his first post, Wodetzki outlines his intentions for the new blog:

Why blog about contracts? Because there’s always something useful to learn from a contract scandal, and there’s lots to keep up with when it comes to drafting, negotiating, closing, signing, managing, enforcing and renewing the contracts we deal with every day.

In 2007, Pactum became The Exari Blog. Here are the most popular articles from 2006, Exari’s first year in the blogosphere:

  1. Everything you ever wanted to know about precedent automation
    But were too afraid to ask. Precedent automation. Document assembly. Online legal services. Disruptive innovation. Precedent economics. It was all under the microscope in Sydney last week at the Precedent Automation Conference. A rare gathering (physical and virtual) of document automation experts came together to reflect on the past, present and future, and made some interesting predictions about the coming revolution in the way documents (especially legal documents) are produced, delivered and consumed…read full article
  2. A three step plan for legal IT
    Lawyers like doing “high end” legal work. They hate losing clients. And they like to argue about the value of IT. But as Bruce MacEwan writes on his blog Adam Smith, Esquire, this month has witnessed some kind of consensus about how law firms can best use technology for a sustainable competitive advantage…read full article
  3. Paperclips are like, so last year
    That’s right. A career in procurement no longer means you’re “in charge of paperclips”. In somewhat provocative terms, the Financial Times reckons that procurement has undergone a revolution. It’s no longer a career dead-end. No longer a mere support service. The modern procurement department is experienced, professional and respected, and it’s being unleashed on an ever wider array of goods, and services. Not just stationery, furniture and laptops, but lawyers, accountants and consultants…read full article

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look back at the humble beginnings of the Exari Blog. Please stay tuned throughout the summer (here in Boston, anyway) as we share the rest of the “best of” posts.

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