LexisNexis, a provider of content and technology solutions, has made it easier for law firms to collaborate and complete legal documents by integrating the DocuSign electronic signature solution into its award-winning drafting and proofreading tool, Lexis Draft.
Thanks to the collaboration, lawyers can now use DocuSign to manage the eSignature process from their Lexis Draft toolbar within Microsoft Word – removing the need to move back and forth between applications and vastly streamlining legal document workflows.
The new efficiency feature, introduced as part of LexisNexis’ mission to provide end-to-end solutions for the legal industry, means that the process of adding an electronic signature is reduced from more than ten potential steps to just two.
Head of Integration and Partnerships at LexisNexis, Andrew Woollatt, said “From the outset, Lexis Draft was designed with the capability to integrate with third party applications. For some time, electronic signatures have been a legally-enforceable alternative to pen and paper and so it made sense for us to partner with an industry leader like DocuSign to offer our customers a more streamlined solution.”
“Without this integration, lawyers and paralegals are subject to an often convoluted series of steps to set up an electronic signature in their document, including switching from Word to a web browser, logging separately into DocuSign and then accessing and uploading their document. But now it can all be done in one place with a couple of clicks. Lexis Draft is already used by hundreds of law firms around the world and those that have seen this latest feature have fallen in love with it.”
From a law firm’s perspective, this enhancement in Lexis Draft will enable organisations to drive take-up of new technology among the workforce – the simple and easy access to the DocuSign eSignature platform will encourage adoption. This in turn will help IT departments achieve an even quicker return on their technology investments.
“We’re thrilled to have LexisNexis integrate DocuSign and bring the power of eSignature to more lawyers globally,” said Mark Register, SVP of business development and channels at DocuSign. “It’s the perfect pairing of solutions that empower lawyers to be more efficient and effective for their clients.”
Lexis Draft is a toolbar that combines LexisNexis content with innovative workflow tools, including advanced proofreading, citation checking, as well as document automation services. Its capabilities are integrated with Microsoft Word, helping law firms achieve greater accuracy, productivity and profitability.
Lexis Draft is trusted by more than 200 firms, from independent lawyers to the Magic Circle, as their drafting tool of choice. It has won multiple awards for technical innovation (SIIA CODiE Awards) and legal innovation (British Legal Awards) in the UK and around the globe.
As the pioneer and global standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and eSignature, DocuSign is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 300,000 companies and more than 200 million users in 188 countries to send, sign and manage agreements digitally. DocuSign eliminates printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting paper documents to transact business online quickly, easily and securely – anytime, anywhere, on any device – with trust and confidence. DocuSign enables individual lawyers and firms of every size and geography to make every agreement digital.