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Learn New New Legal Tricks at Corporate Counsel Contracts Center

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on October 12, 2011 6:45 AM

Small firms and solos often spend a lot of their days drafting business contracts. Meeting a company's legal needs often requires lots of transactional or contract work.

Most attorneys recognize that it's easier to draft a legal document when you have some guidance. Enter FindLaw's Corporate Counsel Contracts Center.

The contracts database contains legal documents from many of America's top companies. There are about 5,000 contracts in the archive, and it's been recently updated with new documents from Fortune 500 companies.

Why waste all that time drafting a document when you can consult with a legal contract that other attorneys have already spent hours working on? And, most of the contracts in the archive are from large public corporations that have spent top-dollar to the very best law firms.

Plus, the contracts database offers a range of agreements and contracts for your browsing pleasure. You can find contracts by type. You can also find contracts by narrowing down which company or industry you're looking at.

These contracts are available for free, and aren't copyrighted.

What can you use these contracts for? You can use them as a base when drafting your own agreements. You can also use them as inspiration for when you feel like you've hit a mental roadblock and are curious about how other attorneys have phrased certain boilerplate agreements.

So take a gander at the Corporate Counsel Contracts center the next time you have a spare moment, especially if your practice area is in the transactional realm.

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