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Good legal documents form the basis of our economy and well-being. This is why it’s so important to make the automation of legal documents as efficient and accessible possible.
Our company started in 2015 to do just that with the launch of VraagHugo.nl, an online platform where entrepreneurs create their own legal documents via question and answer. Thanks in part to our partnership with ABN AMRO bank, this platform has become one of the market leaders in this field. After one of our founders told a story about our success at a seminar for lawyers in London, we were approached by various law firms all over Europe with the request to license our software. We decided to make our software suitable for this and launched docbldr.com. There are now more than 10,000 users of our software in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria and Croatia.
At docbldr we firmly believe in the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) principle. This concept originated in software land, but it applies well to the development of legal documents. All legal documents can in fact be captured in a tree diagram. Not all parts of the diagram can be re-applied in various situations, but those parts that can are building blocks that should not be ‘re-invenvented’. Legal professionals often still use the copy paste function to combine these ‘building blocks’ to create a final product. This process is WET (Write Every Time) or in other words, repetitive, uninspiring and takes up too much time.
By working DRY, legal professionals free up their creativity, experience and expertise to help us move forward. This invaluable form of intelligence cannot be automated and is ultimately why we exist.