Contract Assistance

ALA offers a variety of resources to help you effectively use our Short Form Legal Contracts.

--> View FAQs, Contracts Tips and more helpful documents
--> View our informational webinars, including a webinar on ALA's 2023 contracts, as well as one on common mistakes in contracts.

Contracts Facts & Questions

Important: The ALA Contracts are saved as Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc) which can accommodate the widest range of users. Working with the ALA contracts requires an understanding of Microsoft Word Track Changes. Based on your version of Word, the Track Changes functionality might be different, so be sure to understand your version.

I am a member, why is it asking me to pay for the contracts?
Members need to be logged in to download the forms for free. Members no longer need to go to the store; contracts are now under the Contract tab.

How do I remove tracking changes?
Please refer to How to Remove Track Changes (PDF)

Any additional tips?
Contract Tips (PDF)


These webinars provide details about ALA's Short Form Contracts.

"Using the ALA Short Form Contracts to Structure a Successful Project"
View this webinar on how to use ALA's 2023 Short Form Contracts, presented on Sep. 20, 2023 by Josh Levy, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell.

ALA 2020 Short Form Contracts Webinar - Video Recording
ALA 2020 Short Form Contracts Webinar - PDF of webinar slides

Common Mistakes in Contracts Informational Webinar*
View this informational webinar presented on June 27, 2023 by Josh Levy, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell
*This recording does not provide a CE credit.