The perfect bridge between legal documents and PDFs

Having the right documentation is at the core of any legal process. For everything from case records and writs to patents and contracts, legal teams need the right document, at the right time, in the right format.

As digital as many processes have become, legal documentation still relies heavily on paper originals. So how can legal professionals strike an effective balance between paper and PDF?

Meet ABBYY FineReader PDF, a comprehensive PDF tool powered by OCR technology accurate enough to handle documents at every stage of the legal process. In the back office, during legal proceedings, or while communicating with clients, ABBYY FineReader PDF provides straightforward functionality for managing documentation and simplifying daily work.

A comprehensive set of tools for handling legal documentation


Less paper, more legal work

Manage documents in the PDF format to efficiently and quickly access information at any time, from anywhere. Save valuable resources by digitally performing tasks such as redaction, discovery, bates numbering, or categorizing case files. The reliable PDF format also helps prevent documents from going missing and incurring unexpected fines.

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eDiscovery & archiving

Digitize and convert paper documents into searchable PDFs to streamline legal proceedings. Long-term preservation formats (such as PDF/A) provide a reliable solution for compliance with institutional regulations and archiving case files for on-going disputes.

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Preparing cases & eFiling

Deliver court exhibits in accordance with the legal requirements for bookmarks and bates numbering. For matters of litigation, ABBYY FineReader PDF protects sensitive information by clearing metadata, comments, bookmarks, and attachments.

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Client communication

Exchange feedback and information with clients directly within a PDF. Ensure attorney-client privilege by sanitizing comments and annotations before creating a new document. Password protection and digital signatures provide additional protection for sensitive material.

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Collaborating and finalizing documents

Review, compare, share, and comment on versions of documents across multiple formats. The comparison feature makes sure no crucial changes to important documents slip through unnoticed, saving everyone time and unneeded frustration.

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Complying with institutional requirements

Prepare documentation and exhibits in compliance with the eFiling regulations of courts and institutions: ensure all your PDFs are bookmarked and properly redacted, without metadata and within the permitted file size.

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Top review

Recommended by Legal Tech Publishing Buyers Guide

“FineReader allows users to digitize paper documents and scan files with optical character recognition (OCR) technology and compare documents in different formats and multiple languages”

Brett Burney


Working more productively with legal documents

Find out how ABBYY FineReader PDF can be used to improve the daily document processes in your law practice.

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Conquer your PDF challenges with FineReader PDF

Learn how ABBYY FineReader PDF can help legal professionals solve their daily document-related problems efficiently and quickly at any time, from anywhere — whether working in an office or remotely.

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Learn how ABBYY FineReader PDF Mobile for Enterprise can help legal professionals save time with digital workflows and enable remote work using a smartphone.

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Take a digital first approach to streamlining your law practice

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