This Week In Legal Tech: First Look At New Machine Learning Tool To Prevent Drafting Mistakes

A substantive mistake in a legal document can put a law firm at risk of both reputational and financial damages. A product being announced tomorrow promises to help prevent drafting mistakes by combining attorneys’ own deal-specific knowledge with machine-learning technology. The product, jEugene Compass, falls into a category of products that help proofread legal documents before they are made final. I recently reviewed one such product, PerfectIt, and reported the merger of two others, Microsystems and XRef. Other such tools include Contract Tools from Paper Software and Contract Catch from Legal Writing Pro (Ross Guberman). However, while a proofreader at heart, Compass is in a category by itself. Most proofreading products are add-ins for Microsoft Word. Compass is a more powerful machine-learning platform that both learns from your documents and that can…


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