Nancy Leary Haggerty authored the article, "Where Are All the Automation Tools for Real Estate Lawyers?," published in the March/April 2017 issue of the American Bar Association's Probate & Property.
"It's 8:05 a.m. Your coffee cup is full. A client has asked you, a prominent real estate attorney with a number of years of experience, to draft a lease/ easement/ offer. What is your next step? Do you call in your second year associate, explain the terms the client wants, have the associate make a first draft, and then review and revise it? Do you dig through your drawer of prior documents, find one that is similar to this deal, and use it as a base to draft it yourself at your higher billing rate, or do you fill in the blanks of an existing pre-printed form provided by your state bar? In each case, you must find a way to get the information in your head onto paper, both for the best terms you know the client needs based on your experience and for the specific facts of this particular deal."
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