The time and cost involving documenting case and client information, contracts, briefs, and other legal materials is staggering.
Traditional reliance on administrative support staff and outside transcription digital dictation services drag down productivity and eat into profits.
The solution… Dragon® NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal is an enterprise speech recognition software that helps users create documents and annotate and control their PCs by voice — 3 times faster than typing – to speed document turnaround and reduce transcription costs.
Designed specifically for the legal community, it automatically formats legal citations, supports third-party correction and with the included special language model, provides accurate out-of-the-box recognition of legal terms.
Create or import custom voice commands from to insert boilerplate text into templates. Dictate into an improved handheld voice recorders to have Dragon automatically transcribe the audio files onto the PC. Dragon 12 legal also include security features, configuration options, and administrative tool for managing groups of users.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal can help to…
Speed Document Creation
Dragon Legal is the best dictation software to turn your voice into text with up to 99% accuracy, using virtually any Windows-based application. Speech recognition delivers results three times faster than most people type
Eliminate Document Development Bottlenecks
Streamline the editing and correction process with Dragon Legal dictation to dramatically decrease turnaround time and reduce dependencies on support staff. Lawyers, legal secretaries and paralegals can become more productive if they’re free to focus more on billable work
Increase Efficiency and Profitability
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal allows law firms — large or small — to increase billings without increasing staff support costs. Corporate legal departments can become more efficient and effective in their daily work, too.
DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR LEGAL USERS
Dragon 12 Legal lets legal professionals dictate naturally to create contracts, briefs, court documents, email and more — three times faster than typing — with up to 99% recognition accuracy. Intelligent reminders prompt you to initiate analysis of documents and emails so Dragon adapts to the words and phrases you are likely to use. Correcting or revising dictated text is fast and simple, too. Natural-sounding Text-to-Speech reads editable text—with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control—for easy proofing and multi-tasking. Dragon can even adapt its format rules by detecting your format corrections – abbreviations, numbers, and more — so your PC dictation looks the way you want it to every time. Plus, the software automatically updates your voice profile based on your dictation sessions and corrections to deliver continuous accuracy improvements. The more you use Dragon 12, the better it transcribes your speech. Dragon even takes advantage of the latest PC multi-core processors to further boost speech recognition performance.
IGNITE PROFITS WITH A LEGAL-SPECIFIC SOLUTION
Dragon 12 Legal includes a special language model to help achieve optimal out-of-the-box accuracy when dictating legal terms. To further increase accuracy, you can create, import and share custom word lists that are relevant to your clients and areas of specialty. Automatically format legal citations. Use the third-party correction features to speed document turnaround, free up support staff for higher-value tasks, and improve client service.
PROFICIENT AND EASY TO USE
The interactive tutorial in Dragon 12 Legal presents simulations to help users learn and practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. The Dragon Help system contains a Tip of the Day window and other easy ways for you to quickly learn more. The Dragon Sidebar puts important voice commands and tips in one convenient desktop location. And on-screen help means information is always available when you need it.
WORKS WITH BUSINESS-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS
You can use Dragon 12 Legal as your business dictation solution with many of the Windows applications you use every day. Dictate, edit and format text in Microsoft® Word, OpenOffice™ Writer, or Corel® WordPerfect®, work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel®, create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint®, manage email and create tasks and appointments in Microsoft Outlook®, search the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox® or Google Chrome™, post to Facebook or Twitter, and more — all by voice. Dragon 12 even enhances the experience of using your voice with two of the most popular web-based email applications — Gmail and Hotmail — offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 10 or higher, and Google Chrome 16 or higher. Dragon 12 Legal also works with most case management systems so you can enjoy immediate benefits and productivity gains in your existing software or workflows.
TIME-SAVING VOICE SHORTCUTS AND MACROS
Use simple voice commands to create files, send email, schedule tasks and meetings, open and close applications, save and convert documents, and search the Web or your computer with remarkable speed and ease. Dragon Voice Shortcuts™ let you obtain the equivalent of multiple keystrokes and mouse clicks with a single voice command that can be spoken at any time—no matter what is active on your screen. For example, say: "Send email to John Smith and Raphael Sanchez" or "Search maps for financial advisors in Boston, Massachusetts" and Dragon makes it happen. You can also say "open top site for Nuance Communications" and Dragon automatically opens the top-ranked page for these keywords. In addition, you can easily create or import custom voice commands that let you fill out forms, insert frequently used text and graphics, control application elements like menus and toolbars, or automate business processes.
For advanced recording functionality, dictate into Nuance-approved devices such as Olympus digital recorders or Phillips dictation recorders, from anywhere, at any time, and Dragon will automatically transcribe the text when you connect to your PC. Or use the free Dragon Recorder app to record high-quality audio files using your Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch (4th gen). Use a wireless headset for superior comfort and mobility; wideband Bluetooth support delivers optimal recognition performance. You can even use an iPhone or Android device as a remote microphone to provide ultimate convenience. Personal voice recorders put an end to cumbersome unreliable dictation tapes!
Speed document turnaround and free up support staff for higher-value tasks. Dragon’s Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent manages the flow of transcribed text (in a variety of output formats including RTF and DOC) and synchronized audio of digital voice recordings — even notifying users when a transcription is complete — to streamline third-party review and correction. The "Roaming" configuration allows dictation and third-party correction from different network locations and computing devices while ensuring centralized management of master user profiles. And Dragon integrates with most transcription foot pedals.
AN ENTERPRISE-READY SOLUTION
Dragon 12 Legal’s security features, configuration options and administrative tools make it easy to manage voice profiles, custom vocabularies and commands, feature access, and multiple installations over a network. You can even create a recognition log file that provides rich, objective usage information to help you achieve better recognition results and track return on investment. What’s more, because Dragon 12 Legal is Section 508 certified, you can meet government-mandated accessibility requirements for workers with disabilities. It also helps prevent repetitive stress injuries and keeps more employees on the job.
SECTION 508 CERTIFIED
Meet government mandated accessibility requirements for workers with disabilities. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal you can also help prevent repetitive stress industries and keep more employees on the job.
See Dragon Legal Software in Action
Nicholas Harding, an Environmental Law attorney with Reid and Riege in Hartford Connecticut, speaks to the value of Dragon Legal speech recognition as part of his workflow…
Get the Most from Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Zephyr-TEC, a voice recognition software reseller for over 20 years, has the expertise to ensure legal professionals will be the successful. As a Nuance Certified Gold partner, Zephyr-TEC is able to provide implementation services, training and technical support for Dragon Legal software as well as peripherals such as digital voice recorders and transcription foot pedals.
Depending on your needs and desired outcome, Zephyr-TEC will recommend the appropriate products, training and support you or your organization will need to make this technology work for you. From individual speech recognition software solutions to enterprise-wide transcription and document routing solutions, Zephyr-TEC can make it happen.
Training is one of the most important components in a successful implementation of speech recognition and is required not only for the attorneys but for the staff that supports the attorneys. Finally, ongoing technical support is paramount to continued success. You will most likely have to invest in new or upgraded hardware to accommodate the system requirements for this type of software.
What can you do with speech recognition software?
- Improve your workflow with legal-based speech recognition dictation solutions
- Dictate your contracts, briefs, email and other documents at speeds of over 100 wpm
- Edit your documentation yourself or have your trained and experienced staff do it
- Dictate your documents from anywhere via mini voice recorder, cell phone or Bluetooth microphone.
- Improve turn around time of your documentation
- Increase the productivity of your office and transcription staff
- Mobile handheld solutions for those “on the go”
As part of our evaluation of your workflow, we will address questions like:
- Which product is best for your organization and budget?
- Do you need a specialized vocabulary for your legal practice?
- Can you use a digital recorder to transcribe your dictation?
- Does it work on your network or existing equipment?
- How long does it take to be proficient?
Zephyr-TEC Legal Speech Package includes:
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal software
- Software installation and setup of digital recorder.
- Up to 10 hours of training, software integration and customization for the attorney and/or legal tech assisting with dictation.
- Three hours of telephone technical support good for one year
Optional additions include:
- Digital Recorder -- dictate into this recorder and let Dragon NaturallySpeaking transcribe your dictation for you.
Interested in implementing speech recognition into your office?
Zephyr-TEC has successfully implemented Dragon Legal with customized verbal macros in traditional and proprietary applications for large and small businesses and government organizations.
Contact us today for your free presentation or to request a customized quotation!
Not sure whether speech software will run on your systems or work with your voice? Consider a Zephyr-TEC Speech Feasibility Study. TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!
Download this FREE evaluation form, complete it and fax it back to Zephyr-TEC. Zephyr-TEC will evaluate how feasible it would be for your office to work smarter and faster by voice.
“As a lawyer handling a large volume of cases, office efficiency is a must. Dragon required virtually no training; ready to go right out of the box. I can honestly say Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal is the best office product I have ever used.”
“Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal has been an important tool in my busy small town law office for the past six years. … Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal is the most important piece of software I own.”
“I have used it in my law practice since version 4.0. Dragon does not call in sick, does not leave at 5:00 PM, and costs nothing to take on a trip. As my practice is an environmental practice Dragon, once taught the spelling of dichloroethane, etc. gets the chemistry right each time.”
“Transcribed dictation is delayed and expensive. We solved our problem with Dragon.”
“I am a sole practitioner attorney with limited resources and I find that using Dragon allows me to work without needing to hire additional staff. With this program, I can prepare letters and legal documents at any hour of the day or night.”
“The way I practiced law changed forever. After the short learning session, I started setting up macros. The program zips through real estate documents, allowing me to actually type up policies with specific exceptions more quickly than dictating into a machine and reviewing drafts. If I need a quick motion or have to set a hearing in Court …Piece of cake. If I have several letters to do or other work that I would previously delegate to the paralegal, I now use Dragon and dictate instructions and drafts directly into a special file on my computer for her follow up.”
“Speaking Dragon has changed the way I practice law 100% for the better. The endless stream of revisions and corrections between the secretary and the lawyer is over! Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal is a snap to learn, and easy for even barely literate computer users like me to master. What a difference this program has made in my practice!”