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Drafting Assistant

Save hours of drafting time and speed up the review process with Drafting Assistant from Thomson Reuters. All the tools you need to draft and review – right in your word processor.

When it comes to drafting legal documents for both litigation and transactional matters, legal professionals have told us that drafting work product is a key step – and often the most time-consuming.

With Drafting Assistant from Thomson Reuters, you can produce your best work and shave hours off the drafting process – right from your word processor. To help maximize your time, Drafting Assistant is available in customized formats for litigators and transactional attorneys.

Drafting Assistant – Litigation

Drafting Assistant – Litigation offers preformatted templates and access to relevant prior work product to give you a starting point, rather than beginning from scratch.

  • Quickly find and insert supporting arguments into your draft
  • Perform searches on WestlawNext® or Westlaw® Classic to quickly pinpoint the supporting authority or powerful quotes you need to strengthen your arguments
  • BriefTools® functionality inserts KeyCite® flags for easy review and citation verification
  • Use new Authority Compiler functionality to append citations in full text
  • Locate authority cites to ensure good law and high-quality work product
  • Format your documents according to jurisdictional formatting rules with the Validate Formatting tool
  • Format the citations in your documents using The BlueBook, ALWD, or other jurisdiction-specific rules and insert a table of authorities with CiteAdvisor

Drafting Assistant – Transactional

Drafting Assistant – Transactional intelligently scans your documents in seconds, alerting you to errors, inconsistencies, missing information, and more.

  • Avoid unintended drafting errors and reduce risk
  • Rapidly identify and assess potential issues, such as defined-term and cross-reference discrepancies
  • Spend more time on high-level, value-added work
  • Streamline and expedite your review – and spend more time tackling the substantive, client-specific issues that matter most

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