I wrote just yesterday about the announcement from MyCase of its application programming interface and App Bar, which will allow third parties to develop applications to integrate with the MyCase practice management platform. Today at ABA Techshow, the company had another announcement: the launch of MyCase Draft, an internal word processor and document generation tool. The tool lets users create and edit documents from within MyCase. It also allows users to create document templates that can be merged with existing and custom client and matter fields within the applications.

I have not seen this in action yet. A press release from the company describes these features:

  • Simple and automated document assembly: Easily create document templates in MyCase, then merge those templates with matter and contact information, and documents will be immediately generated.
  • Built-in word processing capabilities: Draft has a built-in word processor as part of the core MyCase practice management system. Legal professionals can now run their mobile practice more efficiently by creating and editing documents at any time, from any location.
  • Next generation collaboration: With word processing built into MyCase, collaboration issues are eliminated, and with permissions, clients can open, edit and review documents with ease.

I recently wrote about announcements (here and here) from two other practice management applications, Rocket Matter and Clio, that they had added document assembly to their menus of features. MyCase appears to have taken this a step further, with the addition of word processing.

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