Easy Doc Assembly

Event Description

Deadline to Register: Monday, July 22, 2019


Automating your frequently-used legal documents can reduce drafting time up to 95%. Document assembly can also significantly reduce the likelihood of errors associated with recycling copies of your work product (i.e, 'sins of commission and omission'). In short, document assembly can mean your work is both more efficient and more accurate.

If it's such a great solution, why don't more attorneys adopt this technology? Two reasons: First, document automation often requires someone with some coding experience. Few of us have that person at our disposal. Second, most attorneys want a more intimate relationship with their documents than they might get with the traditional Q&A 'interview' common to document assembly products. 

In this session we'll review strategies for overcoming these roadblocks by exploring document assembly tools in Word, community.lawyer, mndocs, and in practice management platforms like Practice Panther. We’ll take a step-by-step approach so you can make an informed decision about a) which applications might serve your immediate needs and b) how you might measure your return on investment in any given doc assembly application.


Mike Carlson is Attorney Editor for the Minnesota State Bar Association. He helps members use MSBA online resources like Fastcase for legal research and practicelaw for development and sharing of legal forms. Prior to joining the MSBA, Mike served for 10 years as a Reference Staff Attorney at Thomson Reuters.

CLE Credits:

1.0 CLE credit will be applied for | Event Code: 275321


MSBA Member:  FREE
Non-Member:  $35.00 
Law Student: FREE

Remote Participation: Instructions will be sent the day before the CLE.

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Pre-Registration is Closed

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM