Death of the typewriter, birth of a dragon – software for 21st century law office.

Do you still use a Dictaphone?

Back in the day, I remember my dad using his CB style dictaphone to record notes from cases onto mini cassettes.   After completion, he would hand the tapes to his secretary who’d spend hours at her desk transcribing his recordings.  Today we have software to recognize language then move the spoken word (even law jargon) directly to your computer.  

typing-poolAs technology continually moves forward we’ve seen law office jobs created, and some aren’t as necessary as they once were.  How many typewriter repairmen have you run into lately?  We see this in law offices that once had many individuals whose main duty was transcribing.


Today computer technology combined with time-saving software called the Dragon Legal Individual 15  allows those in the legal world to transcribe without touching a keyboard.  This next-generation speech recognition solution for legal professionals to speeds up document turnaround and reduce transcription costs  The transcription process features a fully streamlined setup for your own voice. Because acoustic and language model adaptation are automatically leveraged for the current user, no special training is required.  You can also accurately transcribe another single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts. No additional training is needed to transcribe third-party speakers allowing you to complete transcription quickly and accurately.

Gone are the old days when a secretary or assistant would sit for hours typing away at a desk.  Today’s Dragon technology allows those, especially in smaller firms to save time and a lot of money – enabling them to help their clients more effectively.

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