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Old 12-21-2011, 02:56 PM
spikebrennan spikebrennan is offline
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I'm a lawyer in the United States.

In a well-drafted legal document, "shall" means "has a duty to", and "should" generally means something like "ought to (but there's no particular penalty for failing to)".

Not that all documents that use those words do so correctly.