Contract Express: Legal document and contract automation
A productivity solution that automates and simplifies the drafting of legal documents. Discover how better drafts lead to faster results.
What is Contract Express for law firms?
Contract Express is much more than just legal document automation software. It uses intuitive questionnaire technology for fast and accurate document drafting and enables firms to offer innovative client facing services. Contract Express understands the way lawyers work. That's why it’s a solution of choice for leading law firms worldwide.
"The more we use it in different use cases, the more our lawyers come up with better ways of using the technology."
How does it work?
Contract Express quickly automates contracts you frequently use, increasing productivity by reducing steps in the drafting process. Users generate these draft documents by filling out web-based forms called questionnaires. The forms are created automatically from your organisation’s own templates or from services such as Practical Law.
Our law firm customers use Contract Express document automation to win new clients, retain key clients, and increase partner profits by developing innovative, online client services. In addition to the innovative applications described below, law firms are also using Contract Express to increase internal efficiency and monetize KM more than ever.
Free yourself to work on higher value tasks
Hit your expectations every time
Contract Express integrates with Practical Law so you're equipped with industry standard documents from the starting line. You can proceed with full confidence that you're working with the most up-to-date and accurate version of a document type.
Reduce delays with legal-smart software
The software features a patented template automation tool for MS Word that, unlike all other document automation products, understands lawyers’ square bracket legal markup notation. This means lawyers can automate and update the most complex legal documents without needing an IT specialist or programmer.
Attract new clients and impress current business
The precision and speed acquired through this innovative technology will differentiate your legal service from the competition. Clients will benefit from easy collaboration with associates through a secure client portal, and your firm’s advanced efficacy and improved compliance will be a selling point for new work.
“We've seen an efficiency saving on average across all the templates that we've automated 84% to first draft. Which is a significant time saver.”
Capabilities and features
Provides a better user experience
Contract Express offers a customisable dashboard that employs a mobile first design.
Scales to your size or usage requirements
Contract Express can manage high volume of complex contracts and generate whole suits of documents from one questionnaire.
Supports a range of lawyers' needs
Recognises lawyers’ square bracket legal mark-up notation with Contract Express Author.
Technology that meets your requirements
Provides first class integration with your organization’s business systems such as document management, e-signature, client-collaboration, billing and accounting systems.
“The benefits are clear. Document automation allows us to quicken the pace at which we produce documents while maintaining quality and mitigating risk.”
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