Elements of Freelance Contracts

Boilerplate Language

  • Headings
  • Choice of law and jurisdiction
  • Attorney's fees and costs
  • Notice
  • Modification of agreement
  • Assignment
  • Entire agreement
  • Severability
  • Waiver
  • Force majeure
  • Indemnification


Freelance Contract Summary

  • Use the checklist
  • Make sure boiler-plate language is freelance-friendly
  • Ask for clarification


Additional Resources

Elements of Freelance Contracts | Chicago Artists Resource


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