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Drafting Assistant was developed with your drafting challenges in mind – no more stopping and starting, no more distractions, just the ability to get into a rhythm and produce work product with the best form and substance.
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Draft and review legal documents with confidence.
Cite to the leading authority
Easily target the leading case authority for a particular proposition of law with text extracted from your document using Locate Authority.
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Search Westlaw® to quickly pinpoint supporting authority, access West km® to find relevant firm work product, and go to Case Notebook™ to find matter exhibits and transcripts – all directly from your Microsoft® Word toolbar.
92% of Drafting Assistant users agree that "It's important that Drafting Assistant integrates with other tools and resources I use most when drafting".
Instantly review each case and check its KeyCite® status or generate a West Check® report – right from
your word processor.
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87% of attorneys said that using Drafting Assistant gives them confidence that documents, Tables of Authorities, and citations are in the correct format.
Instantly format citations
Format citations using The Bluebook, ALWD, or 35 other state-specific rules – including Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, California, and New York.
Save hours by using Westlaw’s automated cite identification
to generate a Table of Authorities.
Insert links to Westlaw
Insert hyperlinks to cited authorities on Westlaw for easier review and navigation.
Finalize document fonts, margins, and line spacing
according to jurisdictional court rules.
Use Authority Compiler to append the full
text of authority cited in your document.