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The BUSKLAW January Newsletter: Catching Typographical Errors in Contracts

“Career Path” is an overused term to describe how we should conduct our professional lives to reach our full potential. In my experience, most self-help books on this subject assume that we have more control over our lives than we actually do. The old adage, “Man proposes, God disposes,” is not evident in these books. And yet there are ways for contracts lawyers to reach their full potential - how about by catching those pesky typographical errors ("typos")? 

Is there anything more rewarding to a contracts lawyer than catching a typographical error? Of course not. I once did a long and complicated real estate license agreement, only to have my client point out the fact that on page 39, section 1, paragraph A, subsection (i), clause (z) of the contract I drafted, the word “thee” should be “the.” I can’t tell you enough about the warm fuzzy feeling that this observation created in the depths of my soul! 

At best, typographical errors are embarrassing and have only minimal substa…