I'm writing up a contract for a web design for a client, and I've never had to bother with the formality of a solid written contract before.
I'm looking for some tips on writing out the verbage on the contract itself, legalese, etc. Searching on google produced some good examples, but I would like to get one that was, if possible, public domain and relevant to New York (if that's necessary.)
I have never seen anything like that online Just go to your local Office Supply Store and they will bae "Bolier plate" contracts that you can rip apart. Look for a service contract or something like that and you should find everything that you need in it.
We've been through and around the contract issue a few times here. There are some online ones that are good, and if they are in Google, that is a fair indication you can use them for templates. Must confess - that's what I did many moons ago until one contract made it clear I needed legal help. I wouldn't be affraid to start with a good online copy and modify it to suit.
Having a solid contract is important because it protects you and your client. I found a number of them online and then modified them to suit my needs (just as Brett said). Try nolo.com a legal information site. I found it helpful. I will post the other links I used when I can find them. Good luck