“Clients are always going to be willing to pay top dollar for skilled legal tasks, be that litigation, negotiation, advice or formal opinions from the lawyer. But we will continue to see downward pressure on legal fees and we are going to see more resistance to paying large sums for merely “papering the deal.”
“There is a new generation of document assembly programs that function as plug-ins to Microsoft Word and utilize the hidden power of Word.
“The Form Tool has a more graphical interface that allows a user to customize his or her form documents into a fillable form. One particular feature of The Form ToolTM is that it retains at the bottom of the document the table that was used to place the data into the document. This means that the lawyer can easily proof a long document by carefully proofing the entries that were entered into the document assembly program.”