Level Up Legal Proofreading Software with AI

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With its ability to seamlessly detect spelling and grammar errors, Grammarly attracted attention in the business world when it was first released in 2009. As an effective and easy-to-use application, it cemented its reputation as a fundamental business tool for working with documents. 

But for contract analysts operating in the legal sphere, those capabilities may not be enough. Instead, legal teams should also consider leveraging an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to complement proofreading tools like Grammarly, streamlining contract workflows and increasing efficiency in the process.

The best AI contract platforms compare agreements with playbook standards, return fully-redlined contracts in minutes, and suggest context-based revisions. As a result, these platforms can help legal departments move beyond proofreading software with software that fully redlines contracts and adapts to your organization’s playbook. 

Legal departments across the country are leveling up their legal proofreading software with AI, accomplishing days’ worth of review in less than five minutes. Yours can too, but there are a few important things to consider first.

Is There a Grammarly for Legal Writing?

While there is no such thing as a “Grammarly Legal,” it is possible to use Grammarly for legal contract review, particularly when working with Microsoft Office or Google Docs. However, it may not recognize specific brand names or legal-specific terms. It also won’t identify an incorrect word if the wrong choice makes grammatical sense. Commonly used preferences can be added to Grammarly’s personal dictionary to avoid needless alerts, although some may find this process tedious.

What Is Litera Contract Companion?

Litera Contract Companion is a proofreading tool that sorts defined terms, prioritizes review tasks by risk, allows internal cross-referencing between sections, and catches common editing mistakes. Their AI-based system can compare a contract to the client’s standard language checklist and flag issues for human review.

Is There Any Other Software for Proofreading Legal Docs?

PerfectIt is another tool that checks for spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors in addition to 13,000 terms only a lawyer most likely needs to know. The style guide pulls together legal writing and stylistic conventions found in The Red Book: A Manual on Legal Style, The Bluebook Citation Guide, The Elements of Style, and Black’s Law Dictionary.

How Does One Write and Review a Legal Document?

The process of drafting, reviewing, and negotiating legal contracts can be time-consuming, tedious, and fraught with errors. Legal departments are pivoting away from laborious workflows involving paper files and siloed word processing software. Instead, they are turning to legal contract management software that seamlessly integrates with existing tech stacks. AI review platforms are rapidly becoming the norm for creating and redlining agreements that meet companies’ standards for excellence. It’s unlikely software will ever be able to fully replace lawyers, but they can perform much of the heavy lifting and provide a second set of eyes for every document.

What Can Legal AI Software Do?

LexCheck’s award-winning platform is the perfect companion to any legal proofreading software. It can:

    • Create an AI Digital Playbook based on uploaded samples, strictly adhering to company-specific guidelines

    • Deliver attorney-quality redlining in a matter of minutes

    • Provide comments to either the reviewer or the counterparty

    • Identify and escalate risky clauses
    • Revise its AI behavior as guidance changes

Going beyond spelling and grammar checks, LexCheck familiarizes itself with your playbook and portfolio of documents while also accommodating a wide range of customized inputs. Using highly intelligent AI, natural language processing, and machine learning, LexCheck provides attorney-quality review and negotiation and offers intelligent suggestions for revision.

The end result is a 99% reduction in playbook training costs, 90% less time spent reviewing contracts, and a 33% reduction in total time-to-execution. Contracts are not only accelerated, but proofread with AI precision to quickly systematize best practices while obviating human error.

LexCheck works perfectly alongside any legal proofreading software. To learn more, contact us at sales@lexcheck.com or request a demo to experience the LexCheck difference yourself.

gary-sanghaGary Sangha | Founder & CEO

Gary Sangha is the Founder and CEO LexCheck. He's a serial entrepreneur and an academic. Gary previously founded Intelligize, a legal technology company that was acquired by LexisNexis. He's affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University and started his career as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling and White & Case.