Microsoft Word for Legal Practitioners

Microsoft Word for Legal Practitioners

by Monica Korf


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Microsoft Word for Legal Practitioners is a practical, step-by-step guide created by a legal professional to help other legal professionals turbo-charge their work flow, improve content accuracy, automate routine tasks, and improve the level of professionalism when drafting, editing and reviewing legal documents.

This 272-page, full-colour manual will help you harness the incredible power Microsoft Word has to offer in your legal practice. It comes packed with screenshots, easy instructions, and a variety of tips and insights to help you make the most of Word in the fast-paced, pressurised, and technology driven legal environment in which you likely find yourself. Examples are specifically chosen to reflect the day-to-day word processing tasks performed in a legal practice.

You will gain an overview of functions used by legal practitioners and where to find them in Word; learn how to make drafting legal documents much easier and quicker; learn how to work effectively with formatting; learn how to automate many of the routine tasks you perform daily; learn how to review documents, track changes, and compare versions of a document; learn different methods of protecting your documents; learn how to create document templates so that you can standardise the formatting of documents throughout your practice; learn different methods of viewing documents; learn how to professionally draft your documents, manage multi-level numbered clauses, create an automatic table of contents, and seamlessly create accurate cross-references within your document; learn how to create macros to automate word processing tasks; learn how to create and auto-populate fields in your document with important details; learn a whole bunch of handy functions and time-saving tips and tricks that will dramatically speed up your workflow and legal document processing; and much more.

In a nutshell, Microsoft Word for Legal Practitioners will help you and your colleagues:

  • Save valuable time and free you up to take on more work.
  • Automate repetitive formatting and document tasks.
  • Eliminate many of the frustrations encountered when formatting documents.
  • Create handy and professional templates for on-the-go legal documents.
  • Produce consistently neat and professional documents, no matter who drafts them.
  • Improve the accuracy of your documents and content.
  • Populate standard legal documents with unique, client-specific information at the click of a button.
  • Convey a strong, cohesive and professional legal brand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780620870436
Publisher: Virtual Legal Online Services (Pty) Ltd
Publication date: 07/06/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 520,718
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Monica Korf (B.Comm LLB) founded the Virtual Lawyers group in 2013. She graduated cum laude in 1993 from the University of Pretoria and has been practising since as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary, with right of appearance in the High Court. Monica has more than 30 years' experience as a legal practitioner and relies on the myriad benefits of technology and software to run her busy, virtual practice, one of the first in South Africa. ‍Monica is an admitted solicitor in the UK; has served as a member of the Cape Town Legal Practice Council's Wills, Trusts and Estate Committee; is a member of the Association of Arbitrators SA; is a graduate of the International Society of Arbitrators and Mediators - Private Commercial Arbitration; and served as an Examiner of the Cape Town Legal Practice Council. She lives out her passions for ballroom dancing and traveling through the use of this innovative, flexible virtual business model.

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