Legal Editing

These articles provide advice for lawyers and other authors, editors and translators working on legal documents.

Exploring the Ethical Duty of Technological Competence, Part II

Billable time spent manually performing easily-automated basic tasks may be an unearned fee. It’s already clear that clients are not willing to pay for this time, but this could be more than a billing write-off—it may constitute an ethical violation. Ivy Grey explains why.

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Exploring the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence, Part I

Our ethical duties require us to do more than just to maintain client confidences, therefore our duty to be technologically competent must extend beyond confidentiality, too. Ivy Grey explains why a lawyer must be competent in all matters reasonably necessary for the representation.

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Using Software to Improve Realization Rates Ethically and Efficiently

A focus on hours billed ignores the more useful metric: realization rates. Ivy Grey explains how proofreading software can help raise them.

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Improving Your Legal Writing: Six Tips for Using Critique to Your Advantage

These six tips help you use critique to become the best legal writer that you can be and find success in legal practice.

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It's Not Me, It's You: Lawyers Dont Want Lousy, Overpriced Tech

Lawyers are people too. Ivy Grey shows why you should design your software accordingly

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Training Law Students to Be Lawyers: Rethinking Legal Writing Class

Many law schools are failing to adequately prepare students for the profession. In this article, Ivy Grey shows how improved legal writing classes can help make legal education more practical.

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Naming Conventions: The Fast, Free, First Step Towards a Paperless Office

Learn how to plan and implement naming conventions as an important and impactful first step in the process of taking your legal firm paperless.

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Save Time, Avoid Errors, and Make More Money: How Proofreading Software Can Have a Big Impact for Solo and Small Firm Practices

Download a white paper that examines currently available software and real-world law practices to show the impact that improving a single process like proofreading can have on profits and the practice as a whole.

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Check Your Next Legal Brief for Free

Here are eight things you can check with PerfectIt before your brief goes out in order to make sure your writing is consistent and your arguments won’t be undermined by small errors

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