Nuance Releases Dragon Legal Individual

Nuance Communications yesterday released 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 users to prepare legal documents by voice. Dragon Legal Individual is available for $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. 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 Legal Individual now synchronizes with Nuance Dragon Anywhere, a cloud-based, professional-grade mobile dictation service for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Dragon Anywhere learns and adapts to its users' voices and vocabulary and lets professionals synchronize custom words and auto-texts with Dragon Legal Individual, and vice versa. Users can share documents via email or cloud-based tools like Dropbox and Google Drive.

Legal professionals who dictate voice notes into digital recorders for later transcription can take advantage of the enhanced transcription capabilities of Dragon Legal Individual. In addition to transcribing the voice associated with the Dragon profile, Dragon Legal Individual can now transcribe recorded audio files of any single speaker or from podcasts.

"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, in a statement. "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."

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