Every contract should address at least 12 issues.
AAPC members provide a wide range of services – ranging from advertising placement to zip code sorting – to clients all over the United States. Thus, there is no “standard” contract that can apply to every possible service in every part of the country. Nonetheless, every contract should address at least 12 issues, which should be discussed and agreed upon by a prospective client.
Why you should want a written contract?
As a member of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), you have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics. Ethical business practices include an honest representation and clear understanding of the terms upon which a client agrees to retain the services of a consultant.
A written contract ensures that both parties to the agreement are protected. The goal of any contract should be to anticipate issues that may arise for the purpose of avoiding disputes that would place a consultant at odds with his or her client.
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