Document assembly and automation platform Gavel (formerly Documate) today (9 October) announces the release of an AI-powered technology called Gavel Blueprint, in which legal professionals can leverage generative AI to quickly create automated workflows from their existing document templates.
The OpenAI-based new functionality, which is available within Gavel’s existing product suite, is said to enable professionals to achieve immediate ROI from legal practice automation.
“We’re bringing generative AI to legal professionals right where they’re practicing, in their documents, helping them build quality, reliable automation from their best work product,” said Dorna Moini, founder and CEO, Gavel. She added: “I created Gavel to solve a big issue in my own legal practice: barely having enough time to be a lawyer. We see a future where lawyers are empowered, not replaced by, AI. Gavel is a product built by lawyers and technologists who understand what lawyers need and how they practice.”
Gavel rebranded to Documate at the start of this year. While document automation is still a big part of the platform, it is also used for the likes of intake and workflow automation and client portals. It now has around 10,000 users and serves 23 countries. All of its 17 members of staff are based in the United States.
According to Moini, Gavel’s customers vary in size but one of the larger ones is Canadian firm Ogletree Deakins, where Timothy Fox, director of practice intelligence analytics and data, said: “Gavel gives us the ability to quickly automate processes and document sets, saving our users and attorneys significant time and making our documents consistent and easy to prepare.”
According to Moini, Blueprint has been developed in conjunction with clients, including Ogletree. Moini says: “The feedback has been great and specifically they have been able to generate these workflows so much faster than before.”