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This video provides an overview of the Docassemble software, which is designed to help users create legal documents quickly and easily. The video also discusses ways in which people can get involved in the project.

  • 00:00:00 Doc Assembly is a platform for developing web applications that look something like this. It is free and open source, and it is used around the world by different organizations.
  • 00:05:00 Docassemble is a platform designed to be easily extensible, and its creator wants to see it used more in the legal field. The software is available for free under the MIT licenses, and it has been contributed to the Iranian Court Startup.
  • 00:10:00 The video introduces the Merlin Open Source Legal Foundation, which is a non-profit that aims to promote open source legal technology projects. The video also introduces Adam Weiner, an associate professor of law and computer science at Swansea University who teaches courses related to artificial intelligence and the law. Weiner discusses how his joint appointment between the school of law and the department of computer science allows him to teach courses that are relevant to both fields. He also discusses the importance of the legal tech master's degree program at Swansea University and the relevance of computational thinking to law students.
  • 00:15:00 This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to start with something and end up somewhere else in software development. The main idea is to take a large problem and decompose it into its component parts in order to solve it. This is not something that is familiar to law school students, and it is important to teach these concepts to them in order to help them develop the necessary skills for the field. Community lawyer has provided a wrap-around code platform for this purpose, and the course is progressing successfully.
  • 00:20:00 In this video, Jason Morris from a law firm in Alberta, Canada, discusses how he uses docassemble to create applications for his law firm. He says that the platform is very user-friendly and that the students who use it are very articulate in describing their apps. He also says that it is great to be able to start with docassembly and then move on to full-blown docassembly for those students who are satisfied.
  • 00:25:00 Docassemble is a software tool designed to help users manage different rules and regulations in their respective government departments. Blocks is a programming language designed to make this process easier. Jonathan Weiner, professor of computing science at the University of Utah, talked about this project in a lecture. Lemma Legal Consulting, which is co-founded by the author, helps lawyers build integrations between Doc assemble and other tools.
  • 00:30:00 In the video, a programmer is in the room while legislation is being written. The programmer helps to improve the legislation by encoding it in code, which makes it easier to understand and impose standards on. This movement is in search of tools that can help people explore and understand legislation better. Blocks is one such tool.
  • 00:35:00 Docassemble is a software that allows users to create legal applications quickly and easily. Jason has prohibited facial hair, so if a user wants to use the Docassemble interview tool to answer a different legal question, they can simply say they don't want to know about the person's beard status. The software will then save the question to a file and send the answer back to the user.
  • 00:40:00 The speaker provides a brief overview of how Docassemble software can be used to automate contract writing and document intake processes, noting that while many in-house legal teams still do not use document automation, this is changing. The speaker also mentions that while contract automation is often seen as a "no-brainer," many companies still do not invest in this technology due to budget constraints.
  • 00:45:00 The video demonstrates how Docassemble can be used to automate the creation of contract documents. The software can be customized to meet the specific needs of a client, and it also has an excellent API.
  • 00:50:00 Docassemble is a software that helps people create credible court documents. Taylor Swift is using it to try to get her music back.
  • 00:55:00 The "Docassemble Show & Tell" video provides an overview of a project aimed at creating a bank of good witness statements. The video also discusses ways in which people can get involved in the project.

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