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Defined Terms & Capitalization

Defined Terms & Capitalization

Defined terms set the factual stage for, and give practical meaning to, legal documents. And inconsistent capitalization of defined terms can lead to confusion and introduce risk. These errors are tough to spot in long documents. PerfectIt helps ensure consistency by showing you every instance of each defined term in context—and letting you decide what’s right.

  • Capitalization: Confirm consistent capitalization of defined terms.
  • Review Terms: Review and conform capitalized terms in context without losing your place.

Bluebook Citation Formatting

Bluebook Citation Formatting

The Bluebook is one of the most recognized and widely-used citation systems in the world. It’s also complex. Checking that citations meet Bluebook requirements for punctuation and spacing, accuracy of court and reporter names, and case name abbreviations is tedious. An incorrect citation can even lead you to the wrong authority. PerfectIt helps by finding errors and uniformly applying Bluebook rules throughout your document.

  • Court & Reporter Names: Correct transposed or missing letters in court names and reporter names.
  • Spacing & Periods: Fix common errors such as misplaced periods and extra spaces.

Spelling and Hyphenation of Terms of Art

Spelling and Hyphenation of Terms of Art

Terms of art are tough to get right. It’s easy to transpose letters, make mistakes about hyphens, or otherwise mangle legal words and phrases. Most mistakes simply make the drafter seem careless, but some mistakes can change meaning. Lawyers don’t have time to consult Black’s Law Dictionary for every word. PerfectIt helps to find and correct the most common errors.

  • Hyphenated Terms of Art: Check for consistent hyphenation according to internal usage rules and follow preferences in Black’s Law Dictionary.
  • Legal-Specific Typos: Find and correct typos in terms of art that can make a difference in meaning, such as “decedent” or “descendant”.

Consistency Checking

Consistency Checking

Consistency is key in all legal documents. Inconsistencies and sloppy errors harm your credibility, introduce risk, and invite disputes. But keeping track of tiny details scattered throughout a long document is nearly impossible. PerfectIt can help. PerfectIt excels in the consistency checking category. It is the only program for lawyers that allows you to check internal consistency based on actual use and enforce external style rules.

  • Complete & Consistent Punctuation: Enforce consistent punctuation of bullet points and lists; find errors in paired punctuation, such as quotation marks; and standardize spacing between words and sentences.
  • Consistent Capitalization & Presentation: Enforce consistent capitalization of words, phrases, and headings; apply uniform hyphenation rules; and enforce rules for presentation of numbers.

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