Organizing patterns are about choosing the right content and an effective information architecture.
They help structure the content so that it is logical, meaningful and relevant to the readers. Used together with navigation and other patterns, they help organize and display information in a way that maximizes its clarity and understandability. Some of these patterns you may already use intuitively, as part of good writing. Their use is often guided by strategic design choices, e.g., what content is included (express terms) and what is left out (potentially leaving room for implied terms) and which order of precedence the various documents should take. A good organization also helps the writer in being more logical, coherent and concise, because it makes it easier to notice contradictions and omissions.
Organizing patterns can help you make the contract's core content and meaning visible, especially for business readers. A logical, intuitive organization of content helps people reading strategically to find the answers they need. You can use them to illustrate how different parts are related or in which document(s) or clause certain content is presented. You can also use them to clarify what is and what is not part of the contract.
Organizing patterns can help contract crafters with these problems:
Organizing patterns can help contract readers with these problems: