Legal professionals spend too much of their billable time creating, proofreading, and reviewing documents. 79% of lawyers spend more than five hours per week going through documents and contracts to ensure quality and accuracy.
Most legal professionals use technology to assist them in document drafting. While these tools may do one part of the job, they are usually point solutions that cannot be tailored to the legal industry or do not integrate with the current technology stack of law firms and corporate legal departments. That is not the case with Litera Desktop.
Litera Desktop is a document drafting platform that captures the entire drafting lifecycle in one Microsoft Word ribbon. The solution allows legal professionals to:
- Quickly create legal documents with ready-to-use templates and accurate clauses
- Proofread, revise, and style documents for consistency and structure
- Compare multiple versions of a document in seconds
- Scrub risky metadata before sharing with external parties
- Securely transfer large files and send encrypted messages
- Streamline PDF workflows and engage in true redaction
Litera Desktop empowers legal professionals to draft faster by 85%, giving them valuable time to focus on true legal work to enhance client satisfaction, all while managing human risk.
Here are three reasons you should consider Litera Desktop as your next document drafting solution.
Spend Less Time Switching Between Tools and Solutions
Professionals spend roughly 9% of their time at work switching between applications that help them deliver work. That might be an acceptable cost of doing business in other industries, but in legal, that means 9% less billable work.
Litera Desktop allows legal professionals to access the tools and solutions they need from within Microsoft Word. Once deployed, users will see an additional ribbon in MS Word from which they can access tools to create, proofread, review, and compare documents and share them with others via email or save them as PDF files.
With Litera Desktop, legal professionals don't have to switch between various tools to draft a document; it's all in one place. Instead of interrupting their workflow to go to another tool to find the correct clause, copy it, and paste it into the document, they search their content library in MS Word and drag and drop clauses into the desired place. Legal professionals can also find and correct errors within the document – spelling, grammar, definitions, etc. – with one click of a button and compare revised versions of any document within MS Word.
This functionality saves legal professionals time and effort, streamlining document drafting and freeing up time to focus on actual legal work instead of going from one solution to another to draft a document.
A Complete Document Drafting Workflow
Most point solutions that law firms and corporate legal departments deploy address one aspect of the drafting workflow. One solution might help you proofread your document, but then you must use another to compare versions; worse still – manually! All this while navigating different user interfaces designed for different experiences.
Litera Desktop integrates with Microsoft Word to cover the entire drafting workflow, giving you all the capabilities of multiple best-of-breed products from Litera.
With Litera Desktop, you can initiate documents and create them from scratch, all while using the additional tools to proofread, compare, share, and publish.
Easy Maintenance for IT Teams
Legal professionals are not the only ones struggling with multiple-point solutions. IT teams must look through multiple solutions to select an appropriate one, align with various technology vendors for deployment, and then manage numerous tools for tracking updates and maintenance. This takes time, effort, and resources, which could be used to improve the technology infrastructure and tighten security.
Litera Desktop covers the entire drafting workflow, so IT teams only have to manage one solution from a reputable vendor. This decreases the time spent on maintenance and updates, giving them time and resources for other important and innovative projects. IT teams also benefit from having world-class support and a platform that integrates with the current legal technology stack.
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