Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of Dragon® Legal Individual speech recognition software, the latest offering in its suite of professional productivity solutions. Built with a specialized legal vocabulary, Dragon Legal Individual enables legal documents to be prepared quickly and accurately by voice.
Dragon Legal Individual is available at a brand new price point of $500, and was designed specifically to meet the documentation, transcription, and mobility needs of individual legal professionals and those in smaller practices.
Dragon Legal Individual includes specialized legal vocabulary that was developed with more than 400 million words from legal documents and can automatically format legal citations to deliver optimal recognition accuracy for dictation of legal terms right out of the gate. To further increase accuracy, users can create custom words, acronyms, or unique legal terminology to minimize the need for corrections, and can import or share these customizations with colleagues. Dragon enables users to speed document completion and free support staff to focus on higher-value tasks.
According to the 2015 International Legal Technology Association technology survey, legal professionals are embracing mobile, cloud-based solutions to help complete important work tasks when outside of the office. The survey revealed that 62% of respondents cited the versatility and mobility of cloud solutions as the most compelling reason to embrace the cloud, followed closely by flexibility (53%).
The versatility and flexibility of advanced mobile dictation tools are important for legal professionals who often spend time visiting clients or in court and need to create and edit documents while away from the office. Dragon Legal Individual now synchronizes with Nuance Dragon Anywhere (available as a separately priced subscription), a cloud-based, professional-grade mobile dictation service for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Dragon Anywhere learns and adapts to a person’s voice and vocabulary, and lets professionals synchronize custom words and auto-texts with Dragon Legal Individual, and vice versa. This allows legal professionals to continue to dictate and edit their documents with their customizations available to them whether they are in the office or on the go. Users can share documents via email or cloud-based tools like Dropbox and Google Drive, allowing for seamless workflows and increased productivity between work environments.
Legal professionals who may prefer to dictate voice notes into a digital recorder for later transcription can take advantage of the enhanced transcription capabilities of Dragon Legal Individual. Accurate transcription of legal documents is enabled by leveraging the built-in legal vocabulary to accelerate document turnaround and reduce reliance on third-party transcription services. In addition to transcribing the voice associated with the Dragon profile, Dragon Legal Individual can now transcribe a recorded audio file of any single speaker or from podcasts. This allows legal professionals to more easily manage things like case notes and client engagements.
“Faced with important responsibilities to clients, trial preparation and time in the courtroom, lawyers need tools that simplify administrative duties like documentation,” said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager of Dragon. “We designed the latest version of Dragon Legal Individual with individual professionals and smaller practices in mind, and by introducing it at a brand new price point, we’re making the software more accessible to a larger segment of the legal industry. With updated dictation, transcription, and mobility components, Dragon Legal Individual allows legal professionals to complete documentation wherever their work takes them.”
A pre-sale of Dragon Legal Individual begins today, with the software available for purchase in U.S. English from the Nuance online store in the United States for $500. Special upgrade pricing is available for select existing users of Dragon speech recognition software. For more information and to purchase Dragon Legal Individual, please visit the Dragon Legal Individual page on Nuance.com.
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