NetDocuments unveils new gen AI product suite starting with document assembly 

NetDocuments announces today (25 July) that it is set to release a series of generative AI-powered products, with the first release, which is already live in a handful of US and UK law firms, centred around enhancing its no-code document assembly and workflow capabilities. 

Its generative AI features fall under the new brand ndMAX and the first release is PatternBuilder MAX, which is built on Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, including GPT-4, which became available in OpenAI Service in March. 

NetDocuments says that PatternBuilder MAX is currently live in production in law firms including Cuatrecasas, Husch Blackwell, Lewis Silkin, and Nelson Mullins, and will be released widely this Autumn. 

It enables firms to create custom generative AI automations tailored to the needs of specific practice areas and its use cases are said to include: 

  • Generating draft documents based on internal precedents and playbooks
  • Extracting information from documents—including discrete entities, as well as complex insights—and saving extracted data to a database
  • Running contract playbooks to compare third-party contracts against a firm’s own contracting policies and standard
  • Instantly summarizing documents like depositions and complaints and saving those summaries into a workspace
  • Speeding up document review and editing by contextually surfacing a firm’s generative AI workflows directly inside of Microsoft Word.

David Worth, CIO of Nelson Mullins, said: “Right now the legal market is flooded with generative AI products, and it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. The beauty of PatternBuilder MAX is we don’t have to pick a solution; we will have a tool to build our own customized generative AI workflows, whenever we want, in minutes. And each workflow we build will sit securely inside the platform we trust to store and manage our content every day.”  

Dr. Alex Bazin, CTO of Lewis Silkin, added: “At Lewis Silkin we aspire to be at the forefront of using technology in innovative ways to help us better serve our clients. Generative AI has the potential to reshape the legal services market – which is why we’re excited to partner with NetDocuments on the launch of ndMAX. These capabilities will allow us to responsibly use our precedents and other written expertise to be more responsive to client requests and significantly improve matter efficiency.”  

NetDocuments says that it listened closely to the concerns and expectations of customers during the development of ndMAX, including the need to protect client confidentiality by ensuring that client data is excluded from the LLM’s model training. Another priority was using existing security controls to manage the availability and use of AI inside the organization. 

Blake Rooney, CIO of Husch Blackwell, said: “New initiatives like ndMAX are one of the key reasons we chose the NetDocuments cloud platform in the first place. Bringing new capabilities and innovation to market with tremendous care and foresight, securely and reliably, natively within the platform, address our current and future needs and technology ambitions.”  

For more details on how legal professionals can leverage ndMAX click here.