Automated legal documents are legal documents that are put together with the help of an automated questionnaire. The answers to the questions prompt the software to insert specific language in the template.
The questions can run from simple to complex. Simple questions ask for facts like a party to a contract, which then get inserted wherever that party's name shows up in the contract. Complex questions can give you background on an issue so you can have some insight on how to answer.
The code behind the answers to even some of the simple questions can consist of many variables. For instance, if you've got a bundle of documents in dual translation with one questionnaire, like PWC's acceptance letter for a member of the board, then one change is reflected in the other documents and the translations.That code can save you a lot of time and lead to fewer errors.