Legal scenario: Quicker contract review (Copilot for Microsoft 365)

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Using Copilot to quicker contract review (Copilot for Microsoft 365)

1. Summarize email conversation

Have Copilot summarize an email thread about a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Use the references to jump to the email to gain more context.​

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Save time reviewing long email threads to pull out the essential information​.

2. Ask for contract submission

Ask Copilot in Outlook to respond to the email with a few suggestions for updates to the MOU and then ask contact to submit to the legal review platform. ​

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Copilot in Outlook

Copilot will draft a professional email with the necessary details including links to the legal review platform for submissions from only a few bullet points.​

3. Review the contract

Ask Copilot1 for specific details from a complex contract document such as the duration or payment terms. Then summarize key contract terms. Use the links to get additional details and speed the review​.

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Copilot in Word

Speed a contract review by asking Copilot to search for the information you need and then jumping right to the specific areas needing further review.

4. Compare two agreements

Ask Copilot in Word to compare two agreements and list the results in a table and also include areas addressed in one agreement and not the other.​

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Copilot in Word

Copilot can compare key legal positions even if you don’t provide specific areas and lay out differences and potential missing provisions.

5. Catch up on review meeting

Use the Recap to understand the key items discussed on the meeting and then ask Copilot in Teams to create a meeting report with a list of all of the contract updates required. ​

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Copilot in Teams

Create a set of formal meeting minutes for client records in a format that you specify with thing such as an attendance list, action items, disagreements, and key points.

6. Create briefing notes

Ask Copilot in Teams to create a brief for the legal counsel to use when meeting with the customer to finalize the contract.

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Copilot in Teams

Prepare for a customer meeting by asking Copilot to summarize existing relationships and recent interactions.

1Access Copilot at or the Microsoft Copilot mobile app and set toggle to “Web”
2Access Copilot at, the Microsoft Copilot mobile app, or the Copilot app in Teams, and set toggle to “Work”