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Emerging Legal Technology

This guide identifies technology that is new, or relatively new, to the legal industry, and explains how to find more information.

What Is Document Automation?

Document automation, sometimes called document assembly, is the use of technology to create and manage documents automatically.  Typically, there is a template document, and the user adds custom terms by answering questions in an online form.  Like many other industries, the legal industry is increasingly using document automation to offer services more efficiently and with great consistency.  Think: TurboTax meets law practice.

Document automation can range from simple Mail Merge functions in Microsoft Word to specialized software.  Some examples of specialized software for legal document automation available for purchase are:

 

Document Automation Tools