Documents and AI

9 Apps with Gen AI Addressing Legal Use Cases

NetDocuments announced at its annual user conference, Inspire, the general availability of PatternBuilder MAX. PatternBuilder MAX includes nine “out-of-the-box” apps incorporating generative AI to address the most common legal use cases.

These pre-built PatternBuilder MAX apps, known as Studio Apps, live within the ndMAX Studio and were designed based on insights and AI use cases from 100s of NetDocuments clients. Studio Apps empowers legal teams to leverage generative AI immediately, automating everyday legal activities while integrating their documents and standards into the workflow. The nine Studio Apps released today include:

  • Summarize: Generates a summary of a document that you select in NetDocuments. Firms can generate a general summary or apply a summary template for specialised use cases (depositions, loan agreements, etc.).
  • Drafting: Automatically drafts a new document, allowing users to select a prior precedent document as an example or draft a document from scratch based on custom instructions. This can include analysing a patent application rejection letter and writing an appropriate appeal, taking a fact sheet and drafting a new lease, or rejections to demand letters.
  • Extract: Automatically extracts one or more entities from the selected document, and resulting data can then be saved to a database, written into a document, or both. This app is ideal for identifying and storing contract data.
  • Contract Playbook: Instantly analyse an agreement based on the selected contract playbook, including organization-specific contract playbooks that analyse any type of desired agreement.
  • Timeline: Generates a timeline of events based on the selected text.
  • Translate: Automatically translates text from one language into another, supporting over a dozen languages.
  • Compare: Compares two documents based on custom criteria that the user provides.
  • Continue Draft: Quickly drafts the next section of a document based on prior content in the document. Optionally, users can include prior precedents to enhance the quality of the draft further.
  • Query Document: Ask one or more questions of a document stored in NetDocuments, ensuring quick answers even when buried in lengthy, complex documents.

“In talking with customers, we started to see very common themes around the use cases they wanted apps built for,” stated Dan Hauck, Chief Product Officer, NetDocuments. “Our Studio Apps address these common use cases and empower our customers to get started quickly with generative AI. We’ll continue to build more Studio Apps and make them available to our customers.”

The Studio Apps can be used “as is” or modified based on a firm’s unique needs, making PatternBuilder MAX unique in its ability to adapt to legal professionals' specific requirements to leverage generative AI.

Greg Siskind, founding partner of Siskind Susser, PC - Immigration Lawyers, and a power user of PatternBuilder, is now leveraging PatternBuilder MAX to focus on unique immigration cases for his firm.

He shares, “ndMAX and PatternBuilder MAX are the best approaches we’ve seen to using generative AI for document automation. It gives our team greater control to create prompts and produce detailed, reliable documents - from simple to complex.  The success of NetDocuments’ approach with PatternBuilder MAX comes from leveraging AI powered by a firm’s work product and insights. So all of our experience and knowledge is in the documents we save, and these tools tap into that.”

This announcement comes as NetDocuments hosts its annual user conference, Inspire, giving attendees direct access to PatternBuilder MAX in addition to 11 different AI-themed keynotes, thought leadership panels, product education sessions, and app-building workshops to further increase familiarity and comfort with NetDocuments’ responsible AI efforts.

Additional Studio Apps will be published continuously and made available through ndMAX Studio. Follow the link for the 9 Out-of-the-Box Apps through PatternBuilder MAX.

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