Techniques for Automated Drafting of Judicial Documents

Posted: 29 Feb 2008


Document drafting is an essential component of judicial problem solving. This paper distinguishes several classes of judicial documents based on (1) the stage of the judicial process in which they are created, (2) the complexity of the documents, and (3) the party who drafts the documents: a judge, judicial support personnel, or a litigant. Three approaches to automated document drafting are identified and the applicability of these approaches to each class of judicial document is described. The paper concludes with a description of several implemented prototype systems for drafting judicial documents at various stages of the judicial process.

Suggested Citation

Branting, L. Karl, Techniques for Automated Drafting of Judicial Documents. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 214-229, 1998, Available at SSRN:

L. Karl Branting (Contact Author)

University of Wyoming

Box 3434 University Station
Laramie, WY 82071
United States

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