Depending on how long you’ve been reading this blog, you may have suffered through law school and the bar exam with me. Since the bar exam, I haven’t written a great deal about my legal work in this space. I am a litigator and my world revolves around contracts.
In the past year, as I’ve attended blogging conferences and spoken with friends, I’ve learned that many bloggers have questions about the contracts that they receive from brands, ad networks and employers. I’ve looked over a few contracts, mainly out of curiosity, and I was surprised at the terms I saw. More importantly, in my conversations with bloggers, they were often confused about what various terms of the contract meant.
As bloggers are growing more comfortable with entity formation and intellectual property, basic contract language remains an area that many are still not familiar with. My goal is to teach bloggers the basics of contract law, from consideration to indemnity, in terms that are easy to understand (cutting through the legalese). I also aim to show bloggers that certain points CAN and SHOULD be negotiated, depending upon the wording of the contract.
If you are interested in having me speak at an event, please contact me at dsliss [at] gmail [dot] com.