There’s no substitute for a lawyer with a strong reputation.
Lexis® Draft & Lexis® Draft Pro give you peace of mind that your documents are accurate, complete and consistent - every time.
You will have access to a wide range of analytical and editing tools designed specifically for the legal market, to use right within Word & Outlook - where the world works.
Working with world leaders in legal proofreading, document conversion and language review software, LexisNexis has consolidated a range of functions into one easy to use practical toolkit, so that Lexis® Draft is ready to do it all for you, accurately, precisely and fast.
Lexis® Draft Features & Benefits
Analytical & legal research
Review citations and easily access LexisNexis deeper research without leaving your document, or interrupt your concentration.
Lexis Draft assists your research process by allowing you to:
Analyse documents for accuracy of case and legislation citations and use of legal terms and phases,harnessing the vast resources in the LexisNexis research database.
Cases & Legislation
Generate a list of case citations and conveniently insert the list directly into your document.
Research Browser & Lexis Advance
Quickly access your LexisNexis research browser to search across your wider LexisNexis solutions.
Legal PROOFREADING TOOLS
We know it's often tough to stay on top of all the things you have to do. In a recent study more than half of practitioners admitted that skipping proofreading and checking activity occurs, due to time and workload pressures*.
With Lexis Draft you can quickly scan your documents for errors made due to time pressure, unwanted residual information left in from repurposed documents or details missed over the course of a long negotiation.
Lexis Draft will pick up on easily missed inaccuracies such as terms that have been used but not defined, or terms that have been defined but not used. Eliminate ambiguity from your documents and give yourself greater peace of mind.
Defined Term Issues
Using the ‘Definition Issues’ button Lexis Draft will scan your document to highlight potential risks such as terms that have been used but not defined.
Quickly review your definitions list to reveal terms that do not have definitions, have multiple conflicting definitions or terms that have been defined but not used.
Find inconsistent phrases in your document
References & Numbering Issues
Review referencing, punctuation & numbering inconsistencies", using the icon that is in Lexis Draft ribbon for this function.
Eliminate formatting mistakes or punctuation errors that can cause embarrassment or make a document feel clumsy or disjointed.
With these features you can easily correct errors that arise when there is more than one contributor to a document.
Eliminate embarrassing Editing Mistakes and boost your document’s quality with just a few clicks.
Shows commonly known undefined terms
Shows names, addresses, dates, amounts & other types of variables
Notes Exchange & Collaboration Tools
Empower junior lawyers or support staff to assist with the drafting process. Functions such as ‘Incomplete Items’ makes the process of filling out documents fast and ensures you don’t miss anything.
‘Mark Incomplete’ allows for effective collaboration with colleagues so they can focus on areas you want them to review.
When working with colleagues mark items that are incomplete in order to ensure nothing is missed.
Use this button to review a list of items that you, a colleague or a member of support staff have flagged as incomplete. This tool ensures that no essential information has been left out.
Lexis Draft has the capability to enable you to save your own documents to 'My Folder' in Lexis Advance - our new, innovative online legal research solution.
Access your your documents easily from Lexis Draft or through Lexis Advance from any device at your convenience.
Easily and conveniently access documents saved to your Lexis Advance workfolders
Upload your documents to your Lexis Advance workfolders
Import & Convert PDF to Word
Never re-type another document.
A common frustration for office workers and other employees is spending too much time re-creating PDF documents – especially when it comes to converting to Microsoft Word.
For example, imagine you just received a new contract from a vendor partner via email. You need to make some changes, but without a powerful desktop PDF tool, you might have to re-create this document from scratch in Microsoft Word.
Not anymore. Convert static PDFs into Microsoft Word documents easily and fast. Stop re-typing documents and get back to what’s really important – your work.
Lexis® Draft Pro Additional Feature
Improve the clarity and readability of your document with our new language review feature - available in Lexis Draft Pro. At the click of a button take only seconds to have the software review and present recommendations that keep your writing polished and concise.
Review your document for a clear and concise writing and eliminate unnecessary clutter of text.
Did you know?
9 out of 10 lawyers surveyed believe drafting efficiency tools would increase the quality of documents and reduce legal risk*.
6 out of 10 practitioners spend more than 2 hours a day drafting documents*.
52% of practitioners admitted that skipping proofreading goes on - due to time and workload pressure*.
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