If you’re compiling a large document, you’ll want an easy way to collaborate on it with your team members. Use Docs to control sharing access, edit documents together in real time, chat within files, and get targeted feedback. There’s no need for multiple drafts either—use revision history to see who made which changes and when, or to revert to earlier versions any time.
Instead of creating the same documents and contracts every time from scratch, create a template in Docs.
When you need to check sources or other information, continuously switching between your document and the web can be a hassle. The built-in Explore tool in Docs makes it easy to search for citations and more, right in your document.
Whether you’re on the way to meet a client in court or heading to a conference, you can update documents on your phone or tablet using the Docs app. Any changes automatically update and sync to all your devices, so you’ll always be up to date, everywhere.
When you’re working on a large assignment with multiple teams, presentations are an efficient way to get everyone up to speed and address common issues. Outline your case in Slides and present it to your team. Then, let people submit questions in real time and vote on them during the presentation. If you can’t get through everyone’s questions, just answer the questions with the highest votes.
When you’re sending large or confidential documents to clients, email attachments can be an issue because of file size limits and the lack of access controls. Send files up to 30 GB (or 30 TB with a storage plan) and set file access permissions by inserting Drive files instead of attachments.
To securely store your team’s legal files in one location, create an internal website in Sites. Control who has access to the site through permissions settings. Then, add team calendars, case schedules, codes of ethics, contracts, and other documents to your site. Now your team has a one-stop destination for all important information, and they can access it anytime, from any device.
If you work with a global team that operates across different time zones, create a team calendar. You can track everyone’s schedules, case-review appointments, meetings, and assignment dates. With everyone’s availability in one calendar, it’s easy to plan team agendas and ensure your team meets all important deadlines.
Whether you’re traveling on a long flight or experiencing an Internet outage, you can still work on case reviews or papers without Internet access. Set up offline access in Drive so you can continue to work on files, anytime.
For documents that require Microsoft® Office®, you can edit Office files already saved in Drive, directly in Office, or create new files in Office. Then, store them in Drive without leaving Office. Every change you make is automatically saved in Drive, so your team stays up to date.